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'Trefoil Guild’ visit to Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

‘Hartlepool Trefoil Guild’ members visited Hartlepool Lifeboat station to meet some of the volunteer crew members and learn about the work of the charity that saves lives at sea.

RNLI/Tom Collins

‘Hartlepool Trefoil Guild’ members pictured during there visit to Hartlepool RNLI Lifeboat Station.

Hartlepool RNLI crew member and Water Safety Officer Colm Simpson who hosted the event said "It was a pleasure to meet the guild members who showed a great deal of interest in what we do and on behalf of the crew I would like to say thank you for the generous donation of £97.00 that the visitors presented to the charity."

Trefoil Guild is an organisation of over 20,000 members across the UK, mostly made up of women and men who have been or are still connected with Guiding and Scouting.

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