Young fundraisers visit Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Berwick RNLI had a visit from some really young fund raisers recently.

9th Berwick Rainbows

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

Young fund raisers

The 9th Berwick Rainbows came to Berwick lifeboat station after doing a sponsored ‘Find the Items’, to make a generous donation to the charity that saves lives at sea.

The girls aged between five and six years old were taken on a tour of the lifeboat station and given a Beach Safety Talk, in readiness for the school summer holidays.

Coxswain Ali Laing said: ‘It was great to see such enthusiastic children. They wanted to know all about the role of the lifeboat crew and what their money would be used for. We would like to thank all of the children for their donation and wish them a safe happy summer holiday.’

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For more information please telephone Hazel Bettison, Berwick RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07944757578 or Brian Cowan, Berwick RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, on 07962003238.

9th berwick rainbows learning about the RNLI

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

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