The money was presented to Hartlepool, Headland Amateur Boxing Club head coach Tim Coulter along with a Teesside Heroes award from 'The Teesside Charity' organisation recently.
Tim who has been with the popular Northgate based club at the Headland for the past 25 years and has known some of the crew members for many years said "Last summer's sad events prompted me to give this donation to the Hartlepool RNLI.
As a local charity they do an absolutely amazing job and I'm very proud to support them."
Hartlepool RNLI crew member Rob Archer said "This very generous donation from Tim will certainly help save lives at sea.
It's donations such as this that help maintain the boathouse and the inshore and all weather boats and provide the volunteer crew with the best kit and training available."
Key facts about the RNLI
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.