Blyth RNLI volunteers come together to do their bit to fund their kit
Blyth RNLI volunteer crew recently held their crew car wash as part of the RNLI's national Mayday campaign.
This year Blyth RNLI had the support from Spectrum and Autosmart International who supplied the car washing products and TSG Marine supplied yellow wellies so all the crews feet stayed dry.
The Crew Car Wash also has volunteers from the Station's Ladies Guild providing tea, coffee and cakes together with volunteers in the Station's shop selling a range of RNLI merchandise.
Barry Pearson, Lifeboat Operations Manager for Blyth RNLI said;'It's been another fantastic event with all the volunteers connected with the lifeboat station coming together to make it a success.I'd like to thank the public for their support and giving so generously with their donations, we raised £649.10 on the day.I'd also like to thank Spectrum, Autosmart International and TSG Marine who also make this event possible.'
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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.