Dog walkers fundraiser for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Two avid Hartlepool RNLI supporters have raised £530.00 for the charity that saves lives at sea.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Danielle Austin and Hartlepool RNLI crewmember Rob Archer with his dog 'Buddy'.
Danielle Austin and Jess Russon of the 'Wuff on Walks' dog walking business raised the impressive amount by doing a sponsored cycle ride along the Hart to Haswell Walkway and taking part in a local 'Tough Mudder' obstacle course event.
Danielle said "The RNLI are an inspiration to all of us. They go out to sea risking there own lives to save others and they have had a really busy year. I would like to say thank you to all our sponsors and to the RNLI volunteers for their dedication."
Hartlepool RNLI crewmember Rob Archer said "This a fantastic gesture from Danielle and Jess whose donation will help train and provide kit for us. On behalf of the crew I would like to say a massive thank you to them both for their donation."

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