Yorkshire Holiday Cottage business raises £4000 for Whitby RNLI.

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People booking their holidays in Whitby and Yorkshire have been adding a pound donation to their booking with Ingrid Flute's.

Kirsty Jones, Sarah Ward, Michelle Bell and Donna Hinds present a cheque to whitby RNLI

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Kirsty Jones, Sarah Ward, Michelle Bell and Donna Hinds present a cheque to whitby RNLI

The donations are collected and split between the RNLI and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, two charities saving lives along the Yorkshire coast.

Kirsty Jones from Ingrid Flute's said, our customers have been very generous, some even opting to donate more than the standard £1. It’s all added up and we’re thrilled to be able to hand over a cheque for £4000 today.

Whitby RNLI Coxswain Howard Fields thanked the company and their customers for their donations and said ‘Not many people realise that the RNLI is run solely on donations. Each and every penny enables the institution to keep functioning, to keep training, and to keep saving lives at sea.’

For more information contact Whitby Lifeboat Press Officer Ceri Oakes on 07813359428 or at ceri_oakes@hotmail.com

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Kirsty Jones, Sarah Ward, Michelle Bell and Donna Hinds present a cheque to whitby RNLI

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