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Money raised for Horton and Port Eynon RNLI at local fete

Lifeboats News Release

A fantastic £100 was raised by six enterprising girls at the Pennard Fete, Gower, for the Horton and Port Eynon RNLI Lifeboat Station

Lara Rees, Sophie Beynon, Amy Beynon, Lauren Arnold, Caitlin Arnold and Madeline Avery raised the money by running a stall at the fete. At the stall, visitors could take part in various games including a Minions ball game. The girls also sold cakes, biscuits and tie-dye bags. 

They recently visited the lifeboat station to present the cheque. 
 
Lawrie Grove, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Horton and Port Eynon RNLI Lifeboat Station, said: ‘We are extremely grateful to the girls for giving up their time and raising the money for the Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat Station on what was a wet day.’

Notes to editors:

Attached is a photo of the presentation showing the girls presenting the cheque to Claire Payne, chairwoman of the fundraising branch at Horton and Port Eynon RNLI Lifeboat Station and crew members. 
 
For more information contact Brin Hurford, Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat Press Officer on 07968 269550 or email brinleyhurford@hotmail.com.  Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager, Wales and West, on 01745 585162 or 07771 941390 or on email to eleri_roberts@rnli.org.uk.

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