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Dad and daughter climb a mountain for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A Hartlepool dad and his daughter have scaled the 978 metre Peak District's Scafell Pike recently to raise an impressive £400.00 for the Hartlepool RNLI.

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Michael and Tori Day at the top of Scafell Pike.
Michael Day and his daughter Tori took about three hours to scale the mountain.
Nineteen year old Tori said "On the day the weather was atrocious but probably not as bad as some of the weather the RNLI volunteers go out in. We have the highest respect for the lifeboat crew and we hope that this donation will help save lives at sea"
Michael said "We decided to do the fundraiser to support the RNLI after the tragic circumstances that happened in the sea off Hartlepool last year. It was really hard to do but thanks to some great support on the day and from our sponsors we got stuck in and completed the walk."
Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat operations manager Chris Hornsey said "This amazing fundraiser from Michael and Tori is very much appreciated by the crew and officials at the Ferry Road lifeboat station. We depend on donations like this to support the continuing work of the charity."

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Tori Day presenting the cheque for £400.00 to Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmembers (left to right) James Whyte, Mark Crangle and Darren Killick.

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