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Generous donation to Barmouth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The Matthews family visited Barmouth Lifeboat Station on Sunday (29 May) to make a donation to the RNLI in memory of their parents Joan and Des Matthews, of Wimbledon.

Mr and Mrs Matthews had been lifelong supporters of the RNLI charity and enjoyed many holidays in Barmouth, first coming to stay at the Jesuit House in Llanaber over 30 years ago.

The family still come to Barmouth each year and look forward to enjoying the music at many more of the Boathouse Rocks events, which are held each Spring Bank Holiday.

Pictured are four generations of the Matthews family presenting their donation of £500 to Barmouth RNLI Coxswain Peter Davies in front of the station's all-weather lifeboat the Moira Barrie

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