Christmas Lights Donation
Local lifeboat supporters Marc and Debbie Turnbull presented a generous donation following their fundraising initiative.
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.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or email@example.com or Jim Rice Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.