Thats the spirit for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Regulars at the Headland's Fishermans Arms pub raised an impressive £693.50 for the Hartlepool RNLI recently.

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Hartlepool RNLI depurty launch authority Steve Pounder(centre) with 'Glenvirus Club 2020' members(left to right) Norry Hope, Ken Rigg. Russ Carkner and Glenn Murphy.

Glenn Murphy who helps run the pub said 'Many of us enjoy a whisky so once the lockdown was over we decided to form the 'Glenvirus Club 2020' which involved each member making a contribution towards some fine whiskies for a tasting night at the pub and raise some money for the local RNLI station at the same time whose volunteers do a marvellous job. A 22 year old Arran single malt chosen by group member Phil Hope was eventually voted the best whisky of the night. Special thanks to regulars Johnny Mohun and Chris Irish who had an alcohol free month as part of the fundraiser and landlady Hazel Whitelock for the monthly charity raffle and 'The Auld Suitcase Band' for their contribution'.
Hartlepool RNLI Deputy Launch Authority Steve Pounder said 'On behalf of the station officials and crew at the lifeboat station we would like to say a massive thank you to Glenn and his 'Glenvirus Club 2020' members and the other fundraisers. As I have mentioned previously we have had a really busy year at the Ferry Road lifeboat station and donations such as this helps us provide a service to help those in trouble at sea'.

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