Sunderland mum helps lifeboat crews with son’s memorial fund

Julie Reay is to raise funds for the RNLI, she is pictured with Sunderland lifeboat crew members Jonny Lindsley and Dave Redfearn, and her cousin Julie Galey and daughter Vicky Lane, right.

Julie Reay is to raise funds for the RNLI, she is pictured with Sunderland lifeboat crew members Jonny Lindsley and Dave Redfearn, and her cousin Julie Galey and daughter Vicky Lane, right.

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SUPER fund-raiser Julie Reay is supporting the invaluable work of Sunderland’s RNLI.

Each year, the Barnes mum chooses a charity to raise funds for through the Peter Lane Trust Fund, which was set up in memory of her son who died after a rope swing accident in 2002.

Over the years she has raised tens of thousands of pounds for good causes, last year raising £9,000 for the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

Julie said: “After a successful fund-raising year last year for the Great North Air Ambulance, we have decided to kick off a new fund-raising venture for the RNLI.

“We all know what an amazing job these people do and they really do need our support. Peter’s fund helped the lifeboats with a £1,000 donation a few years ago when the Sunderland Echo ran its Launch a Lifesaver Appeal, so it’s always been in my mind to help them again.”

Over the course of the year, Julie will host a number of events for the charity. The first of these is a football match and fun day today between Sunderland West End and Steels FC and, in a junior match, SAFC Foundation and Redby.

The event, which was taking place at Ford Quarry from 10am, was also featuring a bouncy castle, penalty shoot out, face painting and more.