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Hartlepool RNLI mascot Stormy Stan at town centre fundraiser.

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI mascot 'Stormy Stan' will be making a special appearance at the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre on Saturday 28th May 2022.

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Stormy Stan pictured with(left to right) Hartlepool RNLI volunteer lifeboat crewmembers Glen Pearson, Daynor Gee and Alex Ramsay
The popular mascot will be supporting the Hartlepool RNLI Enterprise Branch fundraising day which starts at 10.00am.
Enterprise Branch chairperson Beryl Sherry said "This is our first fundraiser since the Covid restrictions so we are all looking forward to meeting our supporters and the shoppers who are always generous when it comes to making donations and buying gifts at our stall. It's their help that allows our volunteer crewmembers to help save lives at sea"

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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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