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Eyes Down for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Mecca bingo hall staff and members raised an impressive £700.00 recently for the Hartlepool RNLI

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Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew member Jane Mandeville calling out the numbers at the Mecca club supervised by show host Charlene McKinstray.
The week long fundraiser at Hartlepool's Warrior Park venue ended on Saturday night as Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew member Jane Mandeville read out the numbers for the 'flier'.
Jane admitted to being nervous facing a packed out club and said 'Id rather have been at sea on a dark and stormy night but I soon calmed down and got on with it and thoroughly enjoyed the event.' Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat Operations Manager Chris Hornsey said 'Most importantly the Mecca staff and club members have done an amazing job raising this money for the charity and we can't thank them enough. Their donation will help provide training and the best kit available for our volunteers'.
Mecca manager Michelle Doherty said 'On behalf of myself, the team and the customers at Mecca Hartlepool we are so proud and thrilled to be able to have been a part of raising money and handing it over to a fantastic cause within the town.
The RNLI volunteers have been saving lives at sea for many years and continue to work extremely hard to keep the people of Hartlepool safe and this donation is just a small token of our appreciation for everything they do'.

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Chris Hornsey and Jane Mandeville of Hartlepool RNLI receiving the cheque from Hartlepool Mecca manager Michelle Doherty.

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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