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£2,000 donation to Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A collection and fundraising events held in memory of the late Colin Moon whose eight year old son Jordan tragically drowned after being swept out to sea at Seaton Carew in August 2003 has raised £2,000 for the Hartlepool RNLI.

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Pictured following the cheque presentation at Hartlepool RNLI Lifeboat Station are(left to right) Hartlepool RNLI mechanic Garry Waugh, fundraiser Tommy Price, crewmember Stephen Clyburn, Danielle Moon, Jackie Moon, Lesley Hay, crewmember Stephen Lamb and Hartlepool RNLI chairman Malcolm Cook.
Colin's wife Jackie said "Colin grew up in Graythorpe and then in later years moved to Seaton Carew and always had a great respect for the sea. Colin was working away at the time of the tragedy as Jordan played with friends and family on the beach but was always grateful to the RNLI for their efforts to rescue Jordan at the time.

Before he died he wanted to make a donation to the RNLI and along with a collection from his workmates at Hinkley Point in Somerset, family members, friends fundraising and a celebration of Colin's life that was held at the Staincliffe Hotel and the local golf clubs also helping I think Colin would have been extremely proud of everyone and June, Jordan’s mum was also very pleased with the amount collected.

Hartlepool RNLI crewmember Stephen Clyburn who took part in the search for Jordan back in 2003 said "Going out on that shout was probably one of the most difficult days in my RNLI career.
This generous donation will go towards supporting the charity and the volunteer crewmembers who are on call 24/7."

Family pic.

Jordan Moon with dad Colin pictured during a visit to the Hartlepool Historic Quay.

Family pic

Colin Moon.

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