Another surprise visitor for Barmouth RNLI
Barmouth RNLI Mechanic Daryl James received another surprise visitor on Tuesday 11 July when David Outhwaite from Harriseahead, Staffordshire arrived at the lifeboathouse.
David is raising money for the RNLI and Cancer Research by driving his 1983 series 3 County Landrover around the coast of England and Wales, stopping at every Lifeboat station along the way.
David, 67, a former college lecturer and now the secretary of the Biddulph History Society, bought the 34 year-old Landrover 20 years ago when it was in a state of disrepair. He set to work restoring it and wanted to put it to good use. And what better use could it be put to than to raise money for two very worthy charities?
David is hoping to raise £2,500.00 for both the RNLI and Cancer Research and is enjoying his tour of the coastline. ‘Barmouth is my thirteenth stop’ he said, 'I started on 1July and I just need to be back home by September’.If you would like to donate to these worthy causes David has set up a Just Giving page - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/david-outhwaite2
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.