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New Quay RNLI receives generous donation from local company

Lifeboats News Release

New Quay RNLI and the Aberaeron Fundraising Group were presented with a cheque for £2,500 by the Felinfach based company Volac.

The presentation was made at at Aberaeron Harbour on Saturday (2 July)  at Aberaeron Harbour.
 
The picture shows the cheque being presented on board the station's all-weather lifeboat to Roger Couch, New Quay RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, by Jonathan Hogg, General Manager of Volac. Also in the picture are PA Lorraine Clarke and members of the RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew.
 
Roger Couch said: 'We are extremely grateful for this generous donation by Volac as part of its support of the local community. As a charity with no government financial support, such donations are invaluable and will be used to help save lives at sea and raise awareness of sea safety standards.'

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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.

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