£1,065 raised for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A fundraising event held during the Headland Carnival by Julie Hope and Carol Butterfield and others raised £1,065 for the charity that saves lives at sea.

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Hartlepool RNLI volunteers Colm Simpson(left) and Eddie Mason pictured with Carol Butterfield and Julie Hope(right) and Ellison Readshaw and Poppy Smith who presented the cash to the charity.
Julie said 'First of all I would like to thank everyone for their generosity during our fundraiser.
It really hit home with the recent sad events and I remember seeing the lifeboats searching a huge area of sea off the Headland.
The RNLI volunteers leave their families at all hours of the day to risk their lives to save lives at sea so next year we want to make our fundraiser for the Hartlepool RNLI bigger and better'.
Hartlepool RNLI Deputy Launch Authority Steve Pounder said 'On behalf of all the volunteers and officials at the station we would like to say thank you to Julie and Carol and everyone who contributed to make the event such a big success. As a charity we depend on donations to provide us with the best kit and training possible.'

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