Cash boost for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A £500.00 donation from the 'Hartlepool Clubs Consultative Committee' was presented to Hartlepool RNLI at 'Ye Olde Durhams Social Club' in St Aidan's St, Hartlepool recently.

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Pictured during the cheque presentation are Colin Grifiths(left) and John Denholm of the Hartlepool Clubs Consultative Committee with Ann Wray and Beryl Sherry(second right) of the Hartlepool RNLI Enterprise Branch and Hartlepool RNLI crew member Glen Pearson(right)
Committee secretary and treasurer Colin Griffiths said "I think its fair to say that the whole town has a great amount of respect the volunteers at the Hartlepool RNLI and we are proud to continue to support the charity with this donation after yet another busy year for them".
Hartlepool RNLI Enterprise branch chairperson Beryl Sherry said "Once again the Hartlepool Clubs Consultative Committee have supported us with a generous donation. We depend on donations such as this to provide the crew with the best kit and boats to help save lives at sea".

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