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Cheers! Hartlepool Round Table donation boosts RNLI funds

Lifeboats News Release

A generous donation of £500 raised from the recent Hartlepool Round Table Beer Festival that was held at the Borough Hall was presented to the Hartlepool RNLI at Cafe 177 on Thursday evening.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool Round Table chairman Dominic Wheatley(centre) presents the cheque to Hartlepool RNLI coxswain Robbie Maiden and lifeboat operations manager Mike Craddy(left).

Hartlepool Round Table Chairman Dominic Wheatley said: ‘The donation is in recognition for the volunteers continued support for our Boxing Day Dip event and helping save lives at sea.'

Hartlepool RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Mike Craddy said: ‘Once again we would like to thank the Hartlepool Round Table members who worked extremely hard to make the beer festival a success and for the donation that will go towards replacing personal protective equipment for the volunteer crew members at the Ferry Road lifeboat station.'

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