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Women's Institute donate to Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday 9 March, in the evening whilst the Berwick-upon-Tweed lifeboat crew were training, a member from the Norham Women’s Institute visited the station.

Helmsman Michael Percy receiving cheque from Secretary Susan Thorburn of the Norham Women's Institute

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

Institute donate to Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI

Representative, Secretary Susan Thorburn for the Institute, presented a cheque to Helmsman Michael Percy, for a £115, to the Berwick RNLI station.

Susan said: ‘We held a Soup & Sandwich event and decided to split the monies raised to three local charities, Berwick RNLI being one of them.

'On behalf of the Norham Women’s Institute, we would like to say, ‘Thank You’, for the valuable service you provide to our local community and wish you all best wishes for the future.’

Helmsman Michael Percy said: ‘On behalf of all the station we thank the ladies for their kind donation. The RNLI is a voluntary service and to keep saving lives at sea we depend more so now because of COVID 19, heavily on donations from the public, due to being unable to properly fundraise over the last two years.

'This money will go to buying Personal Protective Equipment for crew, in order they are properly equipped to go out to save lives at sea.’

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