Surfwar Free Ride raise funds for the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Jetski riders gathered at Blyth to display their skills in the North Sea whilst raising funds for the RNLI.

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RNLI Blyth D-class inshore lifeboat afloat with jetski riders in Blyth Bay

Back in December 2018,jetski riders from North East Jetski and Blyth PWC assembled at Blyth Beach for a charity event.

There were some sights to be seen out on the North Sea with the riders dressing up in fancy dress and Blyth RNLI also visited with their D class inshore lifeboat whilst out on exercise.

Darren Daglish from Surfwar Free Ride said: ‘We thought we’d come together to have some fun whilst raising money for two charities, the RNLI and Blyth Lifeguard and Swimming Club.We are aware that both charities are manned by volunteers and should we get into difficulty they are there to come to our rescue.’

Darren and representatives from the jetski riders visited Blyth RNLI at the end of February and presented £510 to the volunteer crew.

Barry Pearson volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager at Blyth RNLI said: ‘As we are a charity, donations like this are vital so that we can continue to save lives at sea.We are grateful that the jetski riders recognise the important work that we do and were glad that they could enjoy their day at Blyth.’

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Blyth RNLI's D-class inshore lifeboat leaving Blyth beach

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Volunteer crew meet members of Surfwar Freeride and hand over monies raised

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