Brass Monkeys donation to Hartlepool RNLI
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.
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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