Superstore donation to Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI were presented with a cheque for £1,000 from the Asda Foundation thanks to the Hartlepool Marina Way Asda store shoppers who had voted for the charity using the green tokens as they left the store.

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Hartlepool Asda Community Champion Jackie Carroll presenting the cheque for £1,000 to Beryl Sherry(right) and Ann Wray of the Hartlepool Rnli Enterprise Branch along with (left to right) crewmembers Eddie Mason and Rob Archer and fundraisng co-ordinator Tommy Price.
Hartlepool RNLI Enterprise Branch chairman Beryl Sherry said ‘I would like to thank all the staff at the Marina Way Asda store for their continued support for the charity and all the shoppers who voted for us.
This donation is a tremendous boost to our fundraising work for our our volunteer crew members to help save lives at sea’.
Asda Community Champion Jackie Carroll said 'Hartlepool RNLI and there volunteer crew members are just one of the charities we are proud to support.
There commitment and bravery at a time when they are busier than ever is invaluable.’

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