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Brass Monkeys donation to Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A sea swimming club at Seaton Carew, Hartlepool has donated £250.00 to the Hartlepool RNLI and to celebrate the event the members wore fancy dress outfits before going for a dip in a very chilly North Sea.

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Hartlepool RNLI crewmembers Jayne Mandeville and Colm Simpson pictured with the 'Brass Monkeys' swimmers.
One of the Brass Monkey swimming group founders Geoff Lilley said "We are proud to support the work of the RNLI and its volunteer crewmembers. Its reassuring to know they are there should we need them".

Hartlepool RNLI Sea Safety officer Jayne Mandeville said "The swimming group take sea safety very seriously and this generous donation from the swimming group will definitely support the work of the RNLI."

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'Brass Monkeys' swimmers pictured going for a swim at Seaton Carew.

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Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmember Colm Simpson pictured with swimming group members Clare Brown(left) and Angela Berry at the cheque presentation.

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Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmember Colm Simpson pictured with swimming group members Clare Brown(left) and Angela Berry at the cheque presentation.

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