Fund-raisers help support work of rescue boat

The Runswick Bay Rescue Boat team during an exercise

The Runswick Bay Rescue Boat team during an exercise

One of the region’s most popular life-saving institutions has benefitted from a series of fund-raising events recently.

The Runswick Bay Rescue Boat is manned by a team of volunteers and is funded entirely by public donations and in recent weeks over £1,600 has been raised to support the charity

Treasurer Mo Metcalfe said: “Thank you to all who helped or donated to any of these events. Without donations such as these it would be extremely difficult for us to continue to operate and we are very grateful indeed for your support.”

On May 11 the sixth annual bridge day was held at Hinderwell Village Hall, with David Templeman and Prue Turpin winning the North/South and Mrs Morley and Mrs Steel winning the East/West, who also won the David Mills Perpetual Trophy.

Then, on May 14 a quiz was held at the Conservative Club in Whitby and hosted by former lifeboatman Glenn Goodberry and his wife Angela.

The quiz was won by the Bladerunners.

On May Bank Holiday the rescue boat was given money by Mr and Mrs Wade, who had been married in Runswick Bay and chose to support the charity with a whip-round.

Finally, the North Yorkshire Triumph Weekend held its annual event at Runswick Bay Camp Site over the last weekend and once again a generous donation was given to Runswick Bay Rescue Boat .




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