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Northumberland Freemasons donate £10,000 to save lives at sea



Northumberland Freemasons have made a donation for £10,000 to Tynemouth RNLI Station.

The donation was presented to Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager David Stenhouse at the annual meeting of the Richard Henry Holmes Benevolent Fund, a registered Masonic charity, by the Provincial Grand Master of Northumberland Freemasons, Right Worshipful Brother Peter Magnay, and was made jointly by Northumberland Freemasons and the Freemasons Grand Charity.

A £10,000 donation was also made to the Great North Air Ambulance.

Tynemouth RNLI station Lifeboat Operations Manager David Stenhouse said: “This is a fantastic donation and every penny will be used locally to save lives at sea.

“It costs over £250,000 every year to operate Tynemouth lifeboat station. The RNLI receives no government funding and all of our funds are donated by the public.

“The generosity of the Northumberland Freemasons is appreciated by everyone at the station”.


Acknowledgements: This article was published on RNLI website as well as in North Tyneside’s News Guardian on Thu 30th Oct, 2008