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Oddfellows friendly society donate £1000.00 to Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The local Cleveland and Durham District of the Oddfellows friendly society made a donation of £1,000.00 to Hartlepool RNLI recently.

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Society Provisional Grandmaster of Cleveland and Durham District Dot Talbot presenting the cheque to Beryl Sherry and Ann Wray(left) of the Hartlepool RNLI Enterprise branch in the company of RNLI volunteer crewmembers and Oddfellows friendly society members.

Society Provisional Grandmaster of Cleveland and Durham District Dot Talbot said “I’m a great supporter of the RNLI and on behalf of the society we are proud to support the lifeboat station and volunteer crew.

My family and I have used Hartlepool for its water related events for many years and it’s good to know that the RNLI are there for us should we need them.”

Hartlepool RNLI Enterprise Branch chairperson Beryl Sherry said “This amazing donation from the Oddfellows friendly society will certainly help save lives at sea. The volunteer crew are on call 24/7 and its donations such as this that support us and allow the RNLI to provide us with the best kit and training available.”

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