Hobsons Choice is the RNLI
Muralist Lewis Hobson has been brightening up Hartlepool's Headland with some spray painted murals recently.
'To show some support for my work I have asked people to simply make a donation to the RNLI. I admire the commitment of the volunteers and what they do'.
Lewis's latest artwork is a cartoon strip featuring local hero Andy Capp which he has spray painted onto a building at the Headland's Pilot Pier.
'With the Andy Capp statue a few yards away opposite the Pot House pub I thought it would be an obvious choice and I'm really pleased with it'.
The Pot House pub also features some of Lewis's 'Durham Spray Paints' work and shows the Elephant Rock and Lighthouse and at the rear of Albion Terrace Lewis is currently working on a few other projects that are also proving to be popular.
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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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