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.
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.'
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.