Craster RNLI receives generous support from Co-op Local Community Fund

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers at Craster lifeboat station are delighted that the station has been selected as one of the local good causes to receive valuable support from the Co-op's Local Community Fund.

Andy Cowen, RNLI Craster

Craster RNLI crew member Andrew Pople with Co-op staff at the Longhoughton store
The fund works via the Co-op members card. Every time a member uses their card with a purchase of selected Co-op own brand products and services, 1% of the money they spend goes towards the customer's selected local cause.

Since last November £147.62 has been raised for Craster RNLI. The charity will continue to benefit from the scheme until 24 October 2020. Every penny raised will ensure extra vital funds to train the charity's volunteer crews enabling them to help save more lives at sea.

To ensure support for Craster RNLI, the lifeboat station is urging supporters to select them as their chosen local cause. Once selected, the station will benefit when a customer uses their card in a Co-op store within a 15 mile radius of the lifeboat station.

It's easy to sign up for membership by popping into a local Co-op store and asking a member of staff for details. Customers can also sign up via the following link (as can people who already have a card but haven't registered it):

#coop #crasterlifeboatstationRnli #Rnli #SavingLivesAtSea #PerfectStorm #Craster #longhoughton

RNLI Media contacts
For more information please contact Matty Bolam, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07736 314401.

RNLI/Matty Bolam

Longhoughton CO OP store front

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 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.

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