Four legged supporters are back

Lifeboats News Release

Members of the Bedlington Terrier North East group and their terriers were welcomed at a recent visit to Newbiggin lifeboat station.

Local Bedlington Terrier

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Four Legged Supporter

Newbiggin's Fundraising Team organised refreshments at the lifeboat station and thanks to the generosity of all those visiting on the day over £300 was raised.

The famous Bedlington Terrier is the focus of this group who are based in Northumberland but have a membership across the region and beyond. Their visit to Newbiggin enables the terrier owners and others to get together for a formalised beach walk with a large group of this unique breed enjoying the fresh sea air.

This is their first walk for Newbiggin RNLI since 2019 enjoying the fresh sea air and refreshments afterwards thanks to the fundraisers here.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or [email protected] or Jim Rice Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email [email protected] or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local websites.

The group gathered on the beach

RNLI/Richard Martin

Bedlington Terrier Group
Out on the beach with Newbiggin Fundraisers at the boathouse

RNLI/Richard Martin

Bedlington Terrier Group

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