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Barry builders support lifesaving work of RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Barry Building Services have presented Barry Dock RNLI with a cheque for £500.

The local building firm have been supporters of the lifesaving work of the RNLI for years and were happy to again support their local station with the generous donation.  Philip Walker and Craig McCafferty presented the check to the Chairman of the lifeboat station, Stuart McMillan.  Stuart said 'as a charity, the RNLI relies on the generosity of the public to support it.  Without such generosity, the RNLI would not exist and the 22 lives a day it saves across​ the UK would be lost.  We are really grateful to Philip, Craig and all at Barry Building Services for their very generous gift.'

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