REGULARS at a pub have raised nearly £700 for their local RNLI station.

The 'Glenvirus Club 2020' based at the Fishermans Arms pub on Hartlepool's Headland raised an impressive £693.50 for Hartlepool's RNLI.

Glenn Murphy who helps run the pub said: "Many of us enjoy a whisky so once the lockdown was over we decided to form the 'Glenvirus Club 2020' which involved each member making a contribution towards some fine whiskies for a tasting night at the pub to raise money for the RNLI."

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A 22-year-old Arran single malt chosen by member Phil Hope was voted the best whisky of the night.

On top of this regulars, Johnny Mohun and Chris Irish took part in an alcohol-free month as part of the fundraiser and landlady Hazel Whitelock for the monthly charity raffle and 'The Auld Suitcase Band' also contributed.

Hartlepool RNLI Deputy Launch Authority Steve Pounder said: "On behalf of the station officials and crew at the lifeboat station we would like to say a massive thank you to Glenn and his 'Glenvirus Club 2020' members and the other fundraisers.

"As I have mentioned previously we have had a really busy year at the Ferry Road lifeboat station and donations such as this helps us provide a service to help those in trouble at sea."

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