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Christmas Lights for Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Newbiggin lifeboat supporters have decked out their home with Christmas lights to help the lifeboat.

Mark and Debbie welcome Newbiggin volunteers to the switch on

RNLI/Richard Martin

Christmas Lights switch on

Local lifeboat supporters Mark and Debbie Turnbull switched on his Christmas lights to raise money for Newbiggin lifeboat.

Lifeboat supporter Mark Turnbull came along with Debbie hope to have another successful Christmas lights fundraiser.

The work to deck out the couple's home had taken over a week to complete and judging by the many positive comments it has been worth it.

Their interest in Newbiggin follows a rescue undertaken almost 26 years ago and over that time regular donations and fundraising has taken place.


For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or [email protected] or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local website.

The Newbiggin volunteer team at the event

RNLI/Richard Martin

Christmas Light switch on

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