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Blyth RNLI volunteer crew car wash is a great success

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 11th June at Blyth RNLI lifeboat station the volunteer crew held their annual car wash.

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Some of the Blyth RNLI volunteer crew who attended the crew car wash
The sun was shining and flags were flying at Blyth RNLI lifeboat station as the annual volunteer crew car wash returned after COVID had interrupted the fundraiser for the last two years.

A steady stream of cars passed through the Station's gates and the volunteer crew made sure the cars left gleaming.

The RNLI's mascot Stormy Stan came along and gave a helping hand.

Blyth RNLI Ladies Guild provided refreshments to the crew and the public with the Station's shop also open.

At 3pm the money donated during the day was counted up and a fantastic amount of £1386 was raised.

Organiser of the event Helm Jordan Holmes said ;'It was great to be able to hold our annual fundraising event, and we are grateful to the people of Blyth who came out and supported us. Thank you to Asda Blyth and Autosmart International also for their support. Our Ladies Guild and shop volunteers also need to be thanked for giving their time up to support us. It's a great chance for the volunteer crew to do some team building and to socialise at the end of the day over a barbecue.'

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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RNLI Mascot Stormy Stan lends a hand at the volunteer crew car wash

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Some members of the Blyth RNLI Ladies Guild who attended the volunteer crew car wash

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Blyth RNLI shop volunteers and Ladies Guild treasurer who attended the volunteer crew car wash

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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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