A North Shields business has been helping a lifesaving organisation after hearing first hand about the work it does.
Carney Consultancy Ltd, which specialises in health and safety, has donated £350 to Cullercoats RNLI as one of its employees, George Redfern-Lown, is a volunteer crew member.
Angela Carney, director, said: “Listening to George telling us about the call-outs Cullercoats lifeboat are involved in and the commitment the crew show tells me that the RNLI charity is a worthwhile cause.
“I visited the lifeboat station and was impressed with not only the enthusiasm of the volunteers but how dedicated they were.
“They give up their own time every Sunday and Wednesday to improve their skills and go out on exercise.
“We like to support local charities and my visit to Cullercoats showed me first-hand how our donation will be used.”
Peter Clark, leading helmsman, said: “This generous donation will be used to support the crew by providing equipment to help save lives at sea.
“I’d like to thank Angela for deciding to award Cullercoats Lifeboat the donation and for George’s involvement.”