A variety of fundraising events held by Primark staff members at the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre store raised an incredible £959.00 for the Hartlepool RNLI recently.
Store manager Eddie Burns said 'A great team effort from my colleagues at the store certainly pushed the boat out when it came to fundraising for the local RNLI volunteers and I was delighted with their efforts.
During our visit to the lifeboat station we were given an overview of what goes on which certainly endorsed the decision to raise some money for this very worthwhile charity.'
Hartlepool RNLI Station mechanic Garry Waugh said 'It was a pleasure to meet the Primark staff at the boathouse and give them an insight to what we do.
Even during the Covid pandemic all the volunteer crew members remained on call ready to head out to sea to help anyone who needed our assistance.
This generous donation will help maintain the support we provide to help save lives 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.