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Cheers Betty. Brew raises cash for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A unique beer brewed at the Tooth and Claw site at Camerons Brewery, Hartlepool has raised £271.00 for the Hartlepool RNLI.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Anne Wray and Malcolm Cook from Hartlepool RNLI are presented with the money raised by Glenn Murphy and Hazel Whitelock of the Fishermans Arms.

Regulars at the Fisherman's Arms at the Headland, Hartlepool were given the opportunity to brew their own beer whilst learning about the brewing process.

Once brewed it was decided to call the beer 'Betty Huntbatch' after the RNLI all weather lifeboat that is moored near the pub and the proceeds donated to the charity.

Pub landlord Glenn murphy said "It was a great experience brewing our own beer at the brewery and what better way than to enjoy a pint of 'Betty Huntbatch' knowing that the sale of the beer will help save lives at sea. We have supported the charity for several years now and are very proud to do so."

Hartlepool RNLI chairman Malcolm Cook said "We are very grateful to Glenn and Hazel and the regulars at the pub for this very generous donation. Once again our volunteer crewmembers are having a busy year and with the help from a fundraising event like this we are able to provide 24/7 support for those in trouble at sea".

The amount raised was also boosted by the sale of the popular local pub history book 'The Lion Roars and the Monkey Bites' by Marie-Louise McKay.

For further information contact Hartlepool RNLI Press Officer Tom Collins [email protected]

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