Another generous donation for Barmouth RNLI
Barmouth RNLI received welcome visitors on Thursday evening (8 December).
Yvonne and Darren Bowater, of Dyffryn Seaside Estate, called in to present a cheque for £1,500 - the proceeds from a grand raffle held at their end of season party.
Barmouth RNLI Coxswain Peter Davies said: ‘We are delighted to receive this very generous donation from Dyffryn Seaside Estate. The money will be put towards our new D-class inshore lifeboat which will be named in memory of Craig Steadman, a member of the crew of the Holyhead Lifeboat who tragically died last year.
'The Barmouth and Holyhead RNLI crews are working together to raise £48,000 towards the purchase of the lifeboat and lots more events are planned.’
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Pictured are Barmouth RNLI volunteer crew members Anthony Schorah, Alex Hill and RNLI mascot Stormy Stan receiving the cheque from the Bowater family. Credit RNLI/Barmouth
For more information please contact Norma Stockford, Barmouth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07917 245882 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on Chris_Cousens@rnli.org.uk.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.