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Supermarket cash boost for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI were presented with a cheque for £300.00 from the Middle Warren Sainsbury's store recently.

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Hartlepool RNLI Deputy Launch Authority Steve Pounder pictured at the Sainsbury's Middle Warren Store with store manager David Hodson and staff members Nicola Gibson and Diane Burgon(second right).
Diane Burgon Community and Charity Champion at the store said 'As a community driven store and due to the absolute selfless job you all do we are proud to make this donation to our local RNLI station and volunteers.'
Hartlepool RNLI Deputy Launch Authority Steve Pounder who received the cheque on behalf of the charity said 'The support from local supermarkets such as Sainsbury's has been amazing.
The volunteer crewmembers have had a really busy year so far and donations such as this help provide our crew members with the best training and kit to help them save lives at sea.
The demand on RNLI crews continues to increase, and people need our help now more than ever'.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI Deputy Launch Authority Steve Pounder pictured at the Sainsbury's Middle Warren Store with store manager David Hodson and staff members Nicola Gibson and Diane Burgon(second right).

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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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