Cullercoats Brewery donate massive cheque to RNLI

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The small family business donated £60,974 to the lifesaving charity and its work in Cullercoats.

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Bill and Anna from Cullercoats Brewery present a cheque to members of the Cullercoats crew

The Brewery itself has a historical connection with the RNLI, some of the beer names are even a nod to this association. Bill and Anna Scantlebury, the owners of Cullercoats Brewery, raised the money through a donation of 3p per pint of beer sold. This astounding donation will go towards the RNLI’s lifesaving work in Cullercoats.

Bill and Anna were rightly proud of their donation: ‘We are thrilled that our small family business has hit the £60,000 donation milestone after such a tough year.

'The work the RNLI do is more important than ever, especially in our coastal location where water sports and outdoor swimming continues to grow at such a fast pace. Their emergency response and educational work is invaluable in helping to save lives both across the UK and internationally.

'We are extremely proud to have this link with the RNLI and are grateful to our loyal customers who help us to donate thousands of pounds to the charity every year.’

Ben Black, RNLI Fundraising and Partnerships lead, thanked Cullercoats Brewery for their amazing donation: ‘£60,000 is such an incredible amount of money. We would like to than Bill, Anne, and all of their customers for making this donation to the RNLI possible.

'We rely on donations from the general public and businesses like Cullercoats Brewery to deliver our lifesaving service. Being a part of making this donation possible makes you a lifesaver too – you are the difference between a life lost and a life saved, so thank you.’

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