Football Supporters Boxing Day Boost to Sunderland RNLI


Date: 29/12/2008

Author: Paul Nicholson, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Reference: Sunderland 052 2008

Volunteers from Sunderland’s Royal National Lifeboat Station are celebrating a cash boost of almost six thousand four hundred pound thanks to the generosity of football supporters attending the Boxing Day Premier League football match between Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers.

A team of thirty five volunteers from Sunderland RNLI lifeboat station, including the charities ‘larger than life’ lifeboat crewmember “Stormy Stan” took part in a street collection outside of the Stadium of Light for one and a half hours prior to kick off. In total the collection raised a fantastic total of £6,362.

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