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Berwick upon Tweed RNLI receive grant funding

Lifeboats News Release

A group of four representatives from the Mark Benevolent Fund paid a visit to Berwick-upon-Tweed lifeboat station on the 3 December 2021.

Deputy Launching Authority Michael Ross receiving cheque from the Mark Benevolment Fund

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

Berwick-Upon-Tweed receive grant funding

The representatives were greeted at the station by Deputy Launching Authority Michael Ross.

The representative of the Northumberland Mark Benevolent Fund, Jeff, presented a cheque for £10,000 to Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI, to go towards crew kit costs, repairs, maintenance and replacement of kit.

Deputy Launching Authority Michael Ross said: 'This is a very generous grant that we have been given, the money will be used so that the crew can go equipped with the correct Personal Protective Equipment at all times out to sea to save lives.'

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