Lifeboat station gets a cash boost

Members of the Quay Motorcycle Club present a cheque to Tynemouth RNLI volunteer crew members. Picture by Adrian Don/RNLI.
Members of the Quay Motorcycle Club present a cheque to Tynemouth RNLI volunteer crew members. Picture by Adrian Don/RNLI.

An RNLI lifeboat station in the borough has benefited from £1,300 thanks to the generosity of a local motorcycle club.

The money was raised as the Quay Motorcycle club celebrated their tenth anniversary bike show held during this year’s Tynemouth Lifeboat Day.

Rob McGinley, chairman of the Quay Motorcycle Club, said: “It’s a real privilege to be part of such a positive motorcycling vent here on Tyneside. The club are very proud of their close connection with Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station and the volunteer crew.”

David Stenhouse, Tynemouth RNLI volunteer lifeboat operations manager, added: “We’re very grateful to the Quay Motorcycle Club for once again organising the Bike Show that’s become such an integral part of our annual fundraising day.

“The RNLI relies on the generosity of the public and the £1,300 contribution will help keep our lifeboats and crew members saving lives.”