Shoppers support for Hartlepool RNLI
Hartlepool RNLI Enterprise Branch raised £745.00 during their fundraising day at the local Middleton Grange Shopping Centre recently.
Hartlepool RNLI chairman Malcolm Cook said ‘Despite the awful weather over the weekend we still had great support from the shoppers who had nothing but praise for our volunteer lifeboat crew who are on call 24/7’.
‘Our fundraising team do a fantastic job and their efforts are very much appreciated by the crewmembers and I would also like to thank the shopping centre manager Mark Rycraft and his team for their support’.
The Enterprise Branch will be fundraising at the Marina Way ASDA store on Saturday 27th July.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.