Local Greengrocers raises £2253.65 for Cullercoats Lifeboat
Dave Jamieson, owner of 'Jamieson's of Cullercoats' has, once again, been fundraising throughout the year.
In 2017, Mr Jamieson decided to position in a stall outside his shop and sell books. He was driven to raise funds for the RNLI due to his respect for all that the crews do. In the first year, he raised £605.59. In 2018, he raised £1564.28 and this year, he has raised a whopping £2253.65! Mr Jamieson would like to thank everyone who supported his efforts by purchasing and/or donating books for the stall.
Anna Heslop, of Cullercoats RNLI, said 'We are so grateful for Dave's support. Since he started fundraising, Dave has collected almost four and a half thousand pounds for the lifeboat, which is phenomenal. We cannot thank him enough for his generous donations and support. We couldn't continue our work without people like him.'
The RNLI relies completely on voluntary donations. All of the crew at Cullercoats are volunteers, but carry pagers 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and are willing to respond whenever needed to save lives at sea.
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.