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2009 News

News Story - Fundraising Appeal  Reaches Target

Time to push the boat out - Sunderland Echo

Date of Issue - 15th December 2009


News Story - Winning Bet

Race Night is a winning bet - Sunderland Echo

Date of Issue - 06th November 2009


News Story - Back in local Waters

Ex-Lifeboat back in local waters - Sunderland Echo

Date of Issue - 25th October 2009


News Story - Family thank RNLI Crew

Members of Sunderland's RNLI crew have represented the RNLI at a national service - Sunderland Echo

Date of Issue - 24th October 2009


News Story - Family thank RNLI Crew

Family thank Sunderland RNLI for their rescue - Sunderland Echo

Date of Issue - 18th October 2009


News Story - Charlotte laid to Rest

Sunderland RNLI crew helps lay fund-raiser Charlotte to rest - Sunderland Echo

Date of Issue - 26th September 2009


News Story - Station President Dies aged 96

Sunderland RNLI pay tribute to Station President Charlotte Stewart who died on Tuesday aged 96 - Full Story

Date of Issue - 18th September 2009


News Story - Help was at hand

Help was at hand - Sunderland Echo

Date of Issue - 5th September 2009


News Story - Lifeboatmen Remember

Lifeboatmen remember - Sunderland Echo

Date of Issue - 4th September 2009


News Story - Busiest Ever Summer for S/land RNLI

Busiest ever Summer for Sunderland RNLI Lifeboat crews - Sunday Sun

Date of Issue - 30th August 2009


Fundraising News - Harbour Day News


RNLI Harbour Day 2009
- Sunderland Echo

Fundraiser exceeds target - Sunderland Echo

Date of Issue - 20th August 2009


RNLI News - Lifeboat moves back into Boathouse

Our D Class Inshore Lifeboat “Helen & Ian Tytler" has now been re-housed in the boathouse after being temporarily moored afloat within the marina for three weeks. This was due to extreme amounts of debris which became trapped in and around our launch site following the heavy rainfall during the weekend 16/17th July.

Date of Issue - 14th August 2009


Fundraising News - Grand Achievement

"Public praised for Grand Achievement" - Sunderland Echo

Date of Issue - 6th August 2009


RNLI News - Lifeboat moves back into Boathouse

Sunderland rnli lifeboat inside its new boathouse

Our Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat “Wolseley” has now been re-housed in the boathouse after being temporarily moored afloat within the marina for two weeks. This was due to extreme amounts of debris which became trapped in and around our launch site following the heavy rainfall during the weekend 16/17th July. The D Class will remain afloat (and fully operational) on a marina mooring until the final phase of clearance work has been completed.

Date of Issue - 3rd August 2009


Fundraising News -Echo Appeal

"Charity Funds boost lifesaver appeal" - Sunderland Echo

Date of Issue - 29th May 2009


Sunderland Echo Appeal - Story Two

Sunderland Echo Story - Link

Date of Issue - 21st April 2009


Sunderland Echo launches Major RNLI Appeal

Sunderland Echo Story - Link & Link

Date of Issue - 20th April 2009


Fundraising News - RNLI to benefit from local MP’s talk

Lifeboat volunteers based at Sunderland RNLI are set to benefit from funds raised by Wear Boating Association (WBA) hosting an evening with Sunderland South’s MP, Chris Mullin Full Story

Date of Issue - 9th April January 2009


Fundraising News - Windsurfer's payback

Sunderland Echo Story - Link

Date of Issue - 4th April 2009


Fundraising News - School Tributes

Special memories of two popular boys, who were swept to their deaths, will live on through fund-raising work by their schoolmates. Southmoor Community School has chosen Sunderland RNLI as its charity. - Full Story

Date of Issue - 5th February 2009


News - BBC Wear Special Feature

BBC Wear - Special Feature - Link

Date of Issue - 22nd January 2009


News - National Memorial to honour RNLI Heroes

Sunderland Echo Story - Link

Date of Issue - 18th January 2009


 

Fundraising News - Stadium of Light Collection

Stormy stan (aka kraig maxwell) at rnli fundraising collection outide of stadium of light

A fundraising collection which was held at the Stadium of Light before the Premier League match against Blackburn on Boxing Day raised a fantastic total of £6,362 for Sunderland RNLI. - (Full Story)

Date of Issue - 31st December 2008

Fundraising News - Support from local community groups

Mary burton presents clive fallon with the donation watched by representatives from southwick community centre, and hylton castle dance group. (credit sunderland rnli)
(Click image for full size version)

Volunteers based at Sunderland’s RNLI Lifeboat Station were last night presented with a donation from local community groups which will be used to keep the lifeboat volunteers training up to scratch.

The £500 donation was made by members of Southwick Community Centre and a dance group from Hylton Castle Club. Included in the donation was a thirty five pound contribution made by Southwick Community Centre member Mary Burton; who received the money at her recent Golden Wedding Anniversary party. (more)

Date of Issue - 1st November 2008

Station News - Royal Humane Society Award

Sunderland rnli volunteer crewmen ron carroll and ian rowan, with sunderland-based  coastguard  rescue  officer  mike  cowe,  will each  receive  the  royal humane society's  resuscitation certificate - adrian don/rnli

Sunderland-based Coastguard Rescue Officer (CRO) Mike Cowe and Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) colleagues, Ron Carroll and Ian Rowan, will each receive the Society’s Resuscitation Certificate for reviving Charles William Nelson, 44, of Roker Avenue, after the dramatic rescue in Sunderland Harbour. (more)

Date of Issue - 19th June 2008

RNLI News - Donation

RNLI crew members accept the cheque in memory of mark langton from joanne maughan with her daughters claudia and rachael

RNLI crews who battled in vain to save a teenager who drowned off Hendon Beach have been given a special donation from his friends and family.  Mark Langton was swept to his death by a 15ft wave as he played with pals on the first day of the Easter holidays, two years ago. (more)

Date of Issue - 10th April 2008

RNLI News - Crew mark Anniversary

Upturned hull of the seaham lifeboat

Volunteers based at Sunderland’s RNLI station have marked today’s 45th anniversary of the Seaham Lifeboat Disaster by making a donation to the RNLI’s appeal to construct a national lifeboat memorial. (more)

Date of Issue - 17th November 2007

Training News - D Class Capsize Training

Sunderland rnli - d class capsize training

Sunderland RNLI volunteers have been rehearsing how they would react if their D Class “Helen and Ian Tytler” Inshore Lifeboat flipped over or capsized out at sea. (Video & Photos)

Date of Issue - 31st October 2007

Station News - New Lifeboat Naming Ceremony

Sunderland rnli naming ceremony

Our new RNLI lifeboat was officially named at a special ceremony last Saturday [8th September] by a representative of the company which funded her. We were only the second lifeboat station in the north of England to receive an Atlantic 85 class lifeboat, which is one of the lifesaving charity's most technologically advanced vessels. (full story)

Date of Issue - 14th September 2007

In the News - Lifejackets "useless unless worn"


RNLI crew's promote, Lifejackets - "useless unless worn" 

(S/S Gazette) or (S/Land Echo)

Date of Issue - 23rd June 2007

Sunderland RNLI in the News - New Lifeboat Arrives


Sunderland Echo News Article (16/05) - "
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Sunderland Echo News Article (25/05) - "Click Here"

Date of Issue - 25th May 2007

Fundraising News - Hylton Castle Club Donation

A 50/50 dance and Bingo RNLI fundraising night was organised by and held at Hylton Castle Club. The event raised a total of £582, which will go towards the running of the our RNLI Lifeboat Station.

Date of Issue - 13th April 2007

Offshore George - World Tour stop at Sunderland

Offshore George arrives at Sunderland, on his world wide tour to raise money and awareness for the RNLI. For one week he will become part of the crew at Sunderland, and join in with all of the training sessions. To keep track of his travels click here

Date of Issue - 18th March 2007

Sunderland RNLI in the News

Sunderland Echo News Feature - "To The Rescue"

Date of Issue - 21st February 2007

Crew Training Appeal Update

Northumbrian Water employees have donated £2958 to the Sunderland RNLI Lifeboat Station. The money will go towards the station's "Train One, Save Many" appeal. (Full Story)

Date of Issue - 1st January 2007

Sunderland RNLI in the news

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) warn's against the folly of firing the flares – more

Date of Issue - 30th October 2006

Lifeboat supporter - Awarded for 60 Year's Service

The president of Sunderland Lifeboat Guild, Charlotte Stewart, has been made an Honorary Life Governor of the RNLI in recognition of almost 60 years' dedicated service to the charity. (More) or Shields Gazette Report

Date of Issue - 19th May 2006

Station News - Donation's

Sunderland’s lifeboatmen are celebrating a cash bonanza which is helping to keep the city’s two lifeboats afloat, thanks to generosity from the local community, businesses and water-sports clubs. - Full Story


A Fond Farewell

Date - 3rd October 2004



 
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