Awards given to Newbiggin fundraisers

From left, Brenda Brown, Anne Main, Gill King, Carol Robinson and Jean Thompson at the award presentation.
From left, Brenda Brown, Anne Main, Gill King, Carol Robinson and Jean Thompson at the award presentation.

Four fundraisers have been given awards by Newbiggin’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution for putting in 140 years’ service between them.

Brenda Brown, Carol Robinson, Anne Main and Jean Thompson were praised for their ongoing efforts to raise money to help save lives at sea off the Northumberland coast at a presentation held at Newbiggin Sailing Club.

RNLI community fundraising manager Gill King gave Brenda a bronze badge for 10 years of fundraising, Carol Robinson a framed certificate for 40 years’ service, Anne Main a silver badge for her four decades’ worth of work and Jean Thompson a gold badge for hitting the half-century mark.

Events lined up by Newbiggin RNLI’s fundraisers include this year’s lifeboat day, being held on Sunday, July 31.