A collection held at the funeral of the late David Murray who passed away at the age of 67 raised £737.00 for the Hartlepool RNLI.
Following a tour of the Ferry Road lifeboat station and meeting some of the volunteer crew members and speaking on behalf of the family, David's Murray’s daughter Helen Ward said "Many years ago a member of dads family was part of the RNLI here, so there has always been a connection with this amazing charity since then".
The donation was a collection raised following Davey’s funeral back in May. Davey passed away aged 67 years following a long battle with cancer.
Daves daughters Helen, Kaye and Amy would like to thank family and friends for their kind donations.
Hartlepool RNLI chairman Malcolm Cook said" On behalf of everyone at the lifeboat station we would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of David and thank you for the donation. Donations such as this are vital to support our volunteer crew help those in trouble at sea"
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.