Christmas Lights display for the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A dramatic Christmas light display on an Ashington house will raise money for the RNLI.

A series of photographs from today's event.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Christmas Lights
Hundreds of people gathered in the street despite poor weather conditions to support the lighting display turned on and after a countdown the area was lit up, the inflatable Santa's came to life and the crowds cheered.

Refreshments were well received and all money raised on the night and in the garden collecting bucket will be donated to the RNLI at Newbiggin.

The work to deck out Marc's home has taken over a week to complete and judging by the many positive comments on the night it has been worth it. Last year Marc and Debbie raised around £800 with the Christmas lights and he hopes to exceed this amount.

Mark and Debbie's interest in Newbiggin follows a rescue undertaken almost 20 years ago and over that time regular donations and fundraising has taken place to support the station.


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RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or richard_martin2@rnli.org.uk or Jim Rice Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email jim_rice@rnli.org.uk 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 websites


A series of photographs from today's event.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Christmas Lights
A series of photographs from today's event.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Christmas Lights
A series of photographs from today's event.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Christmas Lights

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