Hawaiian fundraiser for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

An Hawaiian themed fundraising night at the Hartlepool Catholic club raised £768.00 for Hartlepool RNLI.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Fundraisers Ann Graham(left) and Marie Graham Bousfield present the cheque to Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmembers Liam Dunnett and Andy Booth(right).
Fundraiser Marie Graham Bousfield said "It was a great team effort by everyone who really worked hard to make the event an amazing success. Along with Ann Graham, Aileen Graham, Toni Kate Bousfield and Clare Marsh and many others who helped out on the night we are delighted with the amount we raised and we would also like to say a special thank you to the DJ Walter Barton. The volunteers at the Hartlepool RNLI do an amazing job and we are proud to support them."
Hartlepool RNLI Enterprise chair person Beryl Sherry said "Once again Marie and her friends have done a fantastic job to raise this amount. I was at the fundraiser and had a great time and the generosity shown by all those who attended was brilliant. The donation will help our volunteer crewmembers train and be on call to help anyone in trouble at sea."

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