Generous Donation

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers from Newbiggin RNLI lifeboat station welcomed family and friends of the late Bill Jefferis at the weekend.

Sunday's cheque presentation

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Lifeboat
The visit to the station was to present a generous donation amounting to £1060 to the lifeboat volunteer team.

The money raised was realised by a fundraising event at the Newbiggin Central Club where a raffle, domino cards and other table competitions. In addition local businesses including the 'Shaj Tandori' along with the 'New Butcher by the Sea' donated prizes for the fundraiser.

Our thanks go out to everyone who made this donation happen - it is really appreciated. Thank you.


RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or [email protected] or Nicola Quinn Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email [email protected] or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local websites

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