Welcome help for lifeboats

On behalf of Amble Lifeboat fund-raisers, may I thank everyone in Morpeth who so generously donated money when we had a street collection on July 12. The total collected was £728.98 which was absolutely wonderful.

As people may have seen on BBC and ITV news programmes last Thursday, an appeal was launched to raise £200,000 towards the new Shannon-class lifeboat, which is due in Amble in 2017 and the amount collected is an excellent start to our appeal. Once again, many thanks to all who donated.

The Lifeboat crews all around the country, who are all volunteers, rely on the generosity of everyone to provide Lifeboats and equipment to help save lives at sea.

Eleanor Cassidy,

Vice chairman,

Amble Lifeboat fund-raisers