Faye hits the right notes for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Local singer Faye Aspinall's fundraiser raised £1,450.00 for Hartlepool RNLI recently.

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Faye Aspinall pictured with Hartlepool RNLI crew members Darren Killick(right) and Richard Shaw.

Faye organised a one day music event with bands and singers performing at the Fishermans Arms at the Headland, Bar 31 and the Corporation Club. Faye said 'Recent events spurred me on to do something for the RNLI so I decided to organise the fundraising event. With a kids event during the day and then the other events taking place in the evening I am delighted at the amount raised for the charity that is dependent on donations to provide this vital service. The generosity from the public and the performers to support the event has been fantastic so I must say a huge thank you to everyone.'

Hartlepool RNLI member Darren Killick said 'Thanks to Faye this amazing amount raised will help provide the volunteers with the best training, kit and boats to play our part in saving lives at sea.'

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