'Queen's Platinum Jubilee' street party fundraiser for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Nookston Close residents raised £250.00 for the local Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat station during a fundraiser at their 'Queens Platinum Jubilee' street party.

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Nookston Close residents pictured at their street party.

Local resident Diane Brown said "We were delighted to raise this money for the charity as they do a smashing job and are on call 24/7. During the fundraiser we held a raffle and a bingo session and I must thank all the neighbours for there help and generosity at the event."

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmember Darren Killick who received the money on behalf of the charity at Nookston Close said "This is a fantastic donation from the residents which will help support the charity. Despite the public holiday the volunteers have been to sea over the weekend busy training to help save lives at sea."

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