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.