Funeral of dedicated supporter raises £1,594.13 for the RNLI.

Lifeboats News Release

A total of £1,594.13 was collected at the funeral of Angela Barber a dedicated supporter and fundraiser for the RNLI, who died aged fifty at St Teresa’s Hospice on 3 November 2019 after a brave battle with cancer.

Ange Barber wearing her RNLI T-shirt with the slogan With courage nothing is impossible

RNLI/Colin Wadey

With courage nothing is impossible

Angie’s many family and friends generously donated £1,422.07 via Just Giving with a further £172.06 collected after the service that was held on the 19 November at Darlington Crematorium.

Angela was a keen supporter and member of the RNLI for many years, keeping up to date with St Bees lifeboat events and shouts on Facebook and even wearing a RNLI T-shirt in hospital. Angie also proudly supported her brother Dave Barker - volunteer crew at St Bees - on his many fundraising events for the charity.

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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