Rockcliffe Arms Leek Club make another generous donation to Cullercoats RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

For the THIRTEENTH year in a row, Rockcliffe Arms Leek Club, based in Whitley Bay, have made another fantastic donation to help lifeboat crew members in Cullercoats save lives at sea.

Cheque Presentation between Leek Club and Cullercoats RNLI members

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Cheque Presentation between members of Rockcliffe Leek Club and Cullercoats RNLI

This year’s total of £680.00 added to the previous sum raised now brings the total amount the Leek Club has given Cullercoats Lifeboat to almost £12,000. The funds have been raised with a variety of tombolas, raffles and domino cards as well as the help and support of both staff and customers. Mal Ross, who has run the leek club for eleven years as Chairman, would like to thank all the staff and customers at the Rockcliffe Arms who have helped by supporting their fundraising efforts throughout the year.

Frank Taylor, Operations Manager Cullercoats Lifeboat, said: 'A huge thank you must go to the Leek Club at the Rockcliffe Arms for their continued support and to all those who have supported the Leek Club also. Over the years, they have raised almost £12,000 and this is an incredible amount of money. It has directly benefitted Cullercoats RNLI and has helped us to continue saving lives on the Coast. We are so grateful for all of their hard work and generosity.'

So far, this year, Cullercoats RNLI have launched on service twenty-five times compared to twenty-four times over all of 2018. Without donations, this would not be possible, so thank you again to the Leek Club!

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