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Dover rescue: Stamford Hill parents raise £5,000 for RNLI heroes

PUBLISHED: 09:55 09 June 2016 | UPDATED: 10:09 09 June 2016

Stamford Hill children are rescued from cliffs in Dover by the RNLI on Monday night (Picture: Stuart Brock Photography)

Stamford Hill children are rescued from cliffs in Dover by the RNLI on Monday night (Picture: Stuart Brock Photography)

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The grateful parents of 34 teenagers saved after becoming trapped in high tides on the Dover coast have raised £5,000 for their heroic rescuers.

The youngsters, aged 13 and 14, were with just two adults on their trip from the Ahavas Yisroel Community Centre in Stamford Hill when they became trapped on a dangerous stretch of coast.

They were rescued by a coastguard helicopter, three Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeboats and a coastguard rescue team.

Volunteers from the Jewish neighbourhood watch group Shomrim in Stamford Hill also travelled down in cars to help out after being called by the group.

The community centre has now sent a cheque of £5,000 to the Dover RNLI raised by the parents of the children, with fundraising set to continue.

A letter written by spokesman Shimon Cohen to the RNLI said: “Immediately after the incident, the boys’ parents began fundraising in our community in gratitude for your heroism.”

The group had passed nine warning signs on their walk and the coastguard said they were “lucky to be alive”.

An investigation is has been launched to find out why the children were allowed on the trip with just two adults.

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