Nissan supports RNLI lifeboat station in Sunderland

Sunderland RNLI has received support from Nissan.

Sunderland RNLI has received support from Nissan.

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Volunteer lifeboat crew based at Sunderland’s RNLI station have been overwhelmed by another donation from staff at Nissan.

The station has been presented with a cheque for £1,000 by its staff council at the Sunderland plant.

When Nissan got in touch with Sunderland RNLI again this year, the volunteer crew at the lifesaving charity were overjoyed to hear that the company was supporting them again.

James Jamieson, the local operations manager for the charity, received the cheque at a presentation by council chairman Paul Cox.

The money will be vitally important in supporting the continuing work the city's lifeboats continue to do throughout the region.

Martin Andrew, from Fulwell, has been employed by Nissan as a Planning Engineer since 1988. He has volunteered with the RNLI at Sunderland for almost 20 years, acting as a crewman and Helmsman before taking on the role as a Launch Authority.

He said: "On behalf of the management and crew at Sunderland RNLI lifeboat station I would like to thank my work colleagues for deciding to continue to support the RNLI through their charity giving.

"Funding like this is essential to allow the RNLI to provide a first class joined up rescue service from the beach to the open sea."

Next month, the local RNLI station will be holding a recruitment day, and is inviting everyone to come and find out more about volunteering opportunities.

The event is on March 13 from 10am till 2pm.