£2,000 donation to Hartlepool RNLI
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.
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.
This generous donation will go towards supporting the charity and the volunteer crewmembers who are on call 24/7."
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