House builder Ascent Homes supports Blyth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Local house builder Ascent Homes recently visited Blyth RNLI to meet the crew and gain an understanding of the work they do.

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Volunteer Crew from Blyth RNLI receiving a cheque for £500
Gillian Bell, Head of Sales and Marketing for Ascent Homes recently visited the lifeboat station on Quay Road, Blyth. Gillian along with Andrea Thoburn, Sales Advisor for the development on the waterfront were given a guided tour of the lifeboat station and met with the volunteer crew who talked through the life saving work undertaken at the station.

The property company who are building a new development named. 'Commissioner's Quay', with some of the properties overlooking the local lifeboat station.

Gillian Bell then presented a cheque to Blyth RNLI for £500 so they can continue to save lives at sea.

The volunteer crew also had the opportunity to look around the new show home at the 'Commissioner's Quay' development.

Speaking about the donation Gillian said;'We are delighted to be able to support the work this fantastic charity does and to hear the work the volunteer does was inspiring. With the lifeboat station so close to our development we see the lifeboats launch and admire the work they do.'

Paul Young, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Blyth RNLI said;'We'd like to thank Ascent Homes for their kind donation which enables us to continue to save lives. We hope that the local residents on the new development at 'Commissioner's Quay' will come to and visit the station in due course and gain an understanding of the work that the charity does in Blyth.'

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Robin Palmer, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07801 290638 or [email protected] or Clare Hopps, Regional Media Officer (North and East) on 07824 518641 or [email protected] contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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Andrea from Ascent Homes with volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI

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