Leek club raises £1k to support lifesavers

Frank Taylor, operations manager (left), receives a cheque from members of the Leek Club.
Frank Taylor, operations manager (left), receives a cheque from members of the Leek Club.

A lifesaving organisation has been given a £1,000 boost by leek club members.

Rockcliffe Arms Leek Club has been supporting Cullercoats RNLI for almost a decade, and its latest donation takes the total it has given it over the last nine years to £9,000.

The money was raised over the last few weeks by holding raffles, tombolas and domino cards, as well as donations from customers and staff at the pub.

Club chairman Mal Ross said: “One of the main reasons we continue supporting RNLI Cullercoats is because the charity does not receive any government funding, and we have seen at first hand where our donations go.

“Supporting a local charity run by local volunteers is an important reason why we help the lifeboat.

“I’d like to thank all the staff and customers of the Rockcliffe Arms who have supported our fundraising efforts.”

Cullercoats RNLI treasurer David Hodgson said: “The support of the Rockcliffe Arms Leek Club is greatly appreciated.”

“The amount they have raised over the years has directly benefitted the funding of Cullercoats Lifeboats and goes towards maintaining the station and updating life saving equipment.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported the Leek Club at The Rockcliffe Arms.”