Lifesavers receive £150 boost

Amongst the fundraisers at Grange primary school were pupils(left to right) Adam Stuart, Sophie Mc Manus, Chloe Wilson and Leonie Taylor who are pictured with school mascot Hartley

Amongst the fundraisers at Grange primary school were pupils(left to right) Adam Stuart, Sophie Mc Manus, Chloe Wilson and Leonie Taylor who are pictured with school mascot Hartley

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KIND-HEARTED youngsters have handed over £150 to lifesavers who are to take on a gruelling charity challenge this weekend.

Six volunteer crew members from Hartlepool RNLI are aiming to complete the 143 -mile Coast-to-Coast cycling challenge in aid of Hartlepool RNLI and the stroke unit at Stockton’s University Hospital of North Tees.

Their efforts have been boosted thanks to children at Grange Primary School, in Owton Manor Lane, who were sponsored to wear silly socks to school.

Anne Barberi, assistant headteacher at the school, said: “We fundraise for the RNLI every year because we know how important it is.

“The children were encouraged to wear different socks and we were pleased to raise £150.

Crew members taking part are Robbie Maiden, Andy Johnson, Darren Killick, Matt Adams, Matt Blanchard and Mail photographer Tom Collins while Hartlepool RNLI operations manager Mike Craddy is driving the support vehicle.

The group will set out from Workington tomorrow, stopping overnight at Penrith and Stanhope on the way, before arriving in Sunderland on Monday, May 6.

To sponsor them visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/hartlepoollifeboatcrew or call Andy Johnson on 074297 05019 or Hartlepool Lifeboat Station on (01429) 266103.