Catholic Club fundraiser for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A fundraising event at Hartlepool Catholic Club raised £1,410 for Hartlepool RNLI recently.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Pictured during the cheque presentation at the Ferry Road lifeboat station are Back row(left to right) Aileen Graham, Julie Gorman, Toni Kate Bousfield and Hartlepool RNLI crewmember Andy Johnson. front row(left to right) Hartlepool RNLI Enterpise Branch member Ann Wray, Marie Bousfield, Hartlepool RNLI Enterprise Branch Chairperson Beryl Sherry and Ann Graham.

Following a tour of the Ferry Road boathouse one of the event organisers Marie Bousfield said "The event was a great success thanks to the generosity of local businesses who contributed to our tombola stall and the general public and there were some people who knew they couldn't attend the event but still bought tickets to support us".

"We were delighted to fundraise for the volunteers who have been really busy in recent months and rely on donations to provide such an important service for the town and we are already planning a bigger and better fundraiser for next year".

Hartlepool RNLI Chairperson Beryl Sherry said "The fundraisers have been amazing and on behalf of everyone at the Hartlepool RNLI I would like to say thank you to everyone who supported and attended the event."

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