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Success for Barmouth RNLI on August Fundraising Day.

Lifeboats News Release

Stormy Stan drew in the crowds at the Summer Fundraising Day put on by the Barmouth Branch of the RNLI at the Lifeboat Station on Barmouth promenade on Sunday 14 August.

The all-weather lifeboat, Moira Barrie, was on display out on the beach and crowds enjoyed the stalls, games, tombola, face-painting and barbecue as well as the chance to chat to the crew of the lifeboat station.  Stormy Stan was a big attraction, with young and old queuing up to have their picture taken with him.  The Cox in the Stocks was as popular again this year, with children eager for the opportunity to soak the long-suffering coxswain with wet sponges – some of them getting pretty wet themselves!

 

With the tragic events of the previous week still present in their minds, fundraisers pulled together to put on the event, mindful of the fact that our crews would not be able to carry out the wonderful work they do without money raised by charitable events such as this Summer Fundraising Day. And there was much interest in the stall set up for the Respect the Water Campaign, where information and advice was available to encourage people to enjoy the coast, but to be aware of the power of the sea and how to stay safe.


Thanks to the dedication of fundraisers and to the generosity of the public, over £1,953.32 was raised on the day, which will be match-funded once again by Barclays Bank with a donation of £1,000.  The RNLI would like to thank Barclays for their continued generosity and to all those who visited for their continued support for this worthy cause.

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.

 

The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland

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