Gavin and Stacey house owner collects donations for the RNLI.

Lifeboats News Release

The owner of the house Glenda Kenyon has been raising money for the RNLI for the past two years.

RNLI/Nigel Parry

Avril Kitchen being interviewed by Bro radio in the Gavin and Stacey house.

Today (Friday 20 December) Barry Dock RNLI volunteers had the pleasure of meeting Glenda Kenyon the owner of the house featured in the popular TV comedy series Gavin and Stacey. Over a two year period Glenda had been collecting for the RNLI from fans of the TV show that had visited the property. She had raised in excess of £2000 in this period.


Avril Kitchen who is Chair of the Barry and Vale RNLI fundraising team was interviewed by local radio station Bro radio's Nathan Spackman. Avril thanked Glenda for choosing the RNLI and thanked the public for their support and generosity.

RNLI/Nigel Parry

The Gavin and Stacey house.

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