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.
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.’
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 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.