Hartlepool RNLI volunteers Easter egg donation

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteers have donated over 100 chocolate eggs to an Easter Sunday event that will see over a thousand motorcyclists deliver the eggs to hospital children's wards around the region.

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Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew member Chandler Wilson handing over some of the chocolate eggs to Tony Hudspith.

One of the event organisers, Tony Hudspith, who is a deputy launch authority at the Ferry Road lifeboat station said "This is a fantastic donation from the volunteer crew members that will hopefully put a smile on the faces of children in hospital over the Easter holidays. We will have over a thousand bikers taking part in the event which will visit local hospital children's wards around the region to deliver the eggs. For more details please visit our Facebook page 'Durham Easter Egg Run 2022".

Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat Operations Manager Chris Hornsey said "We hope the event is a great success and we are delighted to help Tony and his team."

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