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Closed 06/11/2020

raised of £500 target by 66 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,100 to celebrate Barbara Darling's contribution to youth and junior sailing in the North East and help Red Seal continue their operations.

    Tynemouth, UK
    Funded on Friday, 6th November 2020

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    Please consider making a donation to Red Seal Rescue Safety Boats in memory and celebration of the life of Barbara Darling.

    Red Seal Rescue Safety Boats is a North East charity dedicated to supporting and developing youth skills and providing maritime rescue and safety boat support to local events.

    Barbara spent many years nurturing and developing youth and junior sailing in the North East and many events and activities she was involved in would not have been possible without the support of Red Seal.

    Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, many of their fund-raising opportunities and activities have not been running in 2020 and the charity needs your support to ensure they are able to continue to operate in the future.

    This charity mirrors so many of Barbara's aspirations, values and hopes for youth development and the family has long supported the charity's activities.



    • Fiona Spence6 months ago
      Fiona Spence

      Fiona Spence

      6 months ago

      Dear All, I just wanted to update everyone on where the donations you made in mum's memory have gone and what is happening. Red Seal has put the money towards an additional boat which will enable them to expand their operations, better support events & provide more opportunities for young people in the area to learn water based skills. The boat will be officially named "The Barbara Darling" and & launched at Bassenthwaite SC on 19 June. The family will be there to celebrate this fabulous donation you all made possible. Thank you.

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    • Fiona Spence1 year ago
      Fiona Spence

      Fiona Spence

      1 year ago

      Thank you for all your donations. Red Seal have decided to put the money towards a new safety boat to complement their existing fleet and enable them to deliver more activities and cover in the region. More information about when the boat will be launched will be shared when we know the details. Thank you for all your donations, comments and kindness. It is lovely to know that her legacy will live on in such a tangible way.

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    • Dominic and Kathy  Smith

      Dominic and Kathy Smith

      Aug 15, 2020

      Thank you organising this support for the charity's work in memory of Barbara who was so enthusiastic about sailing for everyoneBest wishes to Fiona and family


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      Jul 28, 2020

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      Jul 25, 2020


    • Anonymous


      Jul 24, 2020

      Thanks for the sailing and other advice given to me and my family over 30 years

    • Barbara and Terry.

      Barbara and Terry.

      Jul 23, 2020

      Thanks Barbara for teaching us to sail. It`s given us a lot of pleasure.Fair winds.

    • Rob Ayling

      Rob Ayling

      Jul 21, 2020

      So sorry to hear about Barbara

    • Graham and Judith Kirkpatrick

      Graham and Judith Kirkpatrick

      Jul 20, 2020

      A wonderful lady, we will all miss her.


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