A rotary club is helping an organisation continue saving lives at sea.
The Rotary Club of Tynemouth has presented a cheque for £1,000 to Tynemouth’s RNLI lifeboat station, which included £275 raised during a collection at the Co-operative store in Tynemouth.
We are aware of the need for a lifeboat in this area and are very proud of the volunteers who support the station and give up their free time to man the boatsClub president David Milligan
Club president David Milligan and four Rotarians presented the cheque to Michael Nugent, the Tynemouth RNLI coxswain, before being taken for a trip on The Spirit of Newcastle, the RNLI Class 3 lifeboat.
David said: “We all thoroughly enjoyed our boat trip and are once again delighted to be able to assist our own lifeboat station who we know are entirely dependant on contributions from the public.
“We are aware of the need for a lifeboat in this area and are very proud of the volunteers who support the station and give up their free time to man the boats when they are called out in all weather. We must also thank the Co-op who allowed us to collect.”
Michael added: “Once again, the Rotary Club of Tynemouth has supported us in our fundraising efforts, which enables us to equip our volunteer lifeboatmen and provide fuel and the necessary equipment for the lifeboats.
“Without their support we would be unable to continue providing this essential service.”