Christmas Lights Donation

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Local lifeboat supporters Marc and Debbie Turnbull presented a generous donation following their fundraising initiative.

Photogrphs from today's presentation

RNLI/Richard Martin

Christmas Lights Donation

This successful lifeboat fundraising team came along to present a cheque to Newbiggin lifeboat station today for £1020 following a well supported Christmas lights fundraiser.

The work to deck out their Ashington home had taken over a week to complete and judging by the many positive comments it has been worth it.

Marc and Debbie's interest in Newbiggin RNLI follows a rescue undertaken over 20 years ago and over that time regular donations and fundraising has taken place. Earlier in 2019 Marc took part in the Great North Run and he subsequently presented a donation of £852 to the local volunteers.

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For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or richard_martin2@rnli.org.uk or Jim Rice Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email jim_rice@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local websites

Photogrphs from today's presentation

RNLI/Richard Martin

Christmas Lights Donation

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