PONTELAND LIONS SUPPORT RNLI VOLUNTEERS
Members of Ponteland Lions recently visited their local RNLI Lifeboat Station at Cullercoats to present a cheque for £2000 to purchase new, state of the art life jackets for the entire crew.
The new design features improved bouyancy and greater flexibility, with a variety of storage features for vital accessories such as flares,lights,linking strops and a knife.
Volunteer crew members are delighted to have individually issued life jackets, adjusted to their own dimensions which will fit immediately when donned, saving precious moments during the rush to launch the lifeboat.
The donation from Ponteland Lions was funded by the sponsorship raised at their Annual Swimarathon held last November, an event generously supported by many local schools, organisations and small businesses.