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Newbiggin's Summer of successful fundraising

Lifeboats News Release

Four months of hard work by the volunteer team has resulted in record funds raised for the lifeboat.

Fundraising underway

RNLI/Richard Martin

Lifeboat Day 2023

The Newbiggin fundraising team are celebrating the great results of a busy summer within our community and beyond. Over the three months over £20,000 has been raised at events including Lifeboat Day, Hartlepool Tall Ships and a number of large donations.

Our shop team have also been extremely busy with the shop volunteers making the sales but also engaging with the many visitors to the station as they look around the array of boathouse artefacts.

The volunteer team have been resolute in going the extra mile throughout and their efforts continue to go from strength to strength.

For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or [email protected]. Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789 who will be able to assist also.

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.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Fundraising donation
Donation from the local caravan park

RNLI/Richard Martin

Church Point owners presentation
Donation from the Newbiggin Town Council

RNLI/Richard Martin

Town Council support
Volunteer Liz getting the stall ready

RNLI/Lewis Mortimer

Hartlepool Tall Shios

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.