Hartlepool RNLI crewmember hoofs it for lifesaving charity.
Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew member Andy Johnson skipped Christmas shopping to take part in the Rnli’s virtual festive 'Reindeer Run' at the weekend.
The dad of four said ‘It was a last minute decision to take part and I’m really grateful for the support of Steve and Heidi along the route.’
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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.