Crossroads Donation

Lifeboats News Release

Newbiggin lifeboat volunteers received a generous donation of £700 during their recent Lifeboat Day event.

Cheque presentation on lifeboat day

RNLI/Crossroads Church

Crossroads Donation

Mary Millar and Doreen Longstaff who work in the Crossroads Coffee shop in Ashington came along to present the cheque.

The money was raised since Easter 2019 from tips given at the shop.

The Crossroads team are very active in fundraising along with supporting local ventures and we are grateful that Newbiggin RNLI was chosen to benefit from their generosity.

Mark Hopkins Lifeboat Operations Manager for Newbiggin RNLI said ' we are very grateful to the team from Crossroads for coming along today and presenting us with this generous donation.'


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