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RNLI fundraiser at Hartlepool Shopping Centre

Lifeboats News Release

A fundraising day at the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre by fundraisers of the Hartlepool RNLI Enterprise Branch raised £677.00 for the charity that saves lives at sea.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI mascot 'Stormy Stan' at Middleton Grange Shopping Centre with fundraisers(left to right) Colin and Kath Bird, Beryl Sherry, Anne Wray and Malcolm Cook.

Enterprise Branch chairperson Beryl Sherry said "We had a fantastic day at the shopping centre with our mascot 'Stormy Stan'. Once again I have to praise the shoppers for their generosity and kind remarks for our volunteer lifeboat crew. The support for the RNLI in the town really is amazing and I have to thank shopping centre manager Mark Rycraft and his team for their help".

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