Newbiggin Golf Club Lifeboat Day


Newbiggin Golf Club's annual lifeboat day celebrated 30 years of fundraising for the RNLI today.

Dedicated fundraisers from Newbiggin and also Amble  RNLI Lifeboat Station were at this important regional competition with over £1000 raised on the day by competition entry fees, a raffle and other donations.

Over the last 30 years this annual event is calculated to have raised over £35,000 thanks to the Newbiggin Golf Club who work constantly throughout the year to make this Captains Charity Day a success.

This year their efforts have once again paid off with 73 entries from around the region and beyond to Newbiggin to enjoy a first class game of golf at the seaside – a competition which also benefited from the exceptional weather conditions across the region today. The teams of golfers began the competition just before 8.00am with the last teams finishing at  around 2.00pm. Throughout the day the Ladies Fundaising Team from Amble were kept busy also with their sea safety display and raffle.

Ron Taylor from Newbiggin Golf Club paid tribute to all who had supported this year’s golf day and the earlier ones saying ' once again we have had an excellent day here, a day when everyone not only had a great game of golf but also did their bit to raise vital funds for Newbiggin and Amble RNLI Lifeboat Stations. Our thanks go out to the many local businesses who donated prizes and also to the golfers from our region and beyond to Teeside who came along to compete.
The Newbiggin lifeboat Golf Day was started over 30years ago by the husband and wife team Harry and the late Vera Smith former Vice President of the Newbiggin Ladies Lifeboat Fundraisers. Over the years they worked tirelessly in a fundraising partnership with Newbiggin Golf Club, the many golfers locally and around the region as well as generous sponsors to raise thousands of pounds for the lifeboat service here. In recent years the event has become part of the Captain's Charity initiative.
A presentation night for the competition is planned later this year.