Homebuilder Ascent Homes supports Blyth RNLI


Local homebuilder Ascent Homes recently visited Blyth RNLI to meet the team and understand the work they do.

Gillian Bell, sales and marketing manager for Ascent Homes, recently visited the lifeboat station on Quay Road, Blyth. Gillian and Andrea Thoburn, Business Advisor for Waterfront Development, were given a tour of the lifeboat station and met the team of volunteers who spoke about the lifeboat work being undertaken at the station.

The real estate company that is building a new development named. ‘Commissioner’s Quay’, with some of the properties overlooking the local lifeboat station.

Gillian Bell then presented a check to Blyth RNLI for £500 so they could continue to save lives at sea.

The team of volunteers also had the opportunity to visit the new development show house “Commissioner’s Quay”.

Speaking of the donation, Gillian said: “We are delighted to be able to support the work done by this fantastic charity and to hear that the work done by the volunteer was inspiring. With the lifeboat station being so close to our development, we see the lifeboats launch and admire the work they do.

Paul Young, Director of Lifeboat Operations at Blyth RNLI, said: “We would like to thank Ascent Homes for their kind donation which enables us to continue saving lives. We hope local residents of the new Commissioner’s Quay development will visit the station in due course and understand the work the charity is doing in Blyth.

RNLI Media Contacts

For further information please phone Robin Palmer, RNLI Lifeboat Volunteer Press Officer on 07801 290638 or
[email protected] or Clare Hopps, Regional Media Manager (North and East) on 07824 518641 or
[email protected] contact the RNLI press office on 01202 336789.

RNLI Highlights

The charity RNLI saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service on the coasts of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The RNLI operates 238 lifeguard stations in the UK and Ireland and over 240 lifeguard units on beaches in the UK and the Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of the coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its lifesaving service. Since the RNLI’s inception in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved more than 142,700 lives.

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