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Pebbles fundraiser for Fishguard RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Two young holidaymakers helped raise funds for the RNLI recently by selling painted pebbles.

Jemima Leatt and Esther Toward, who live in Wells and Southampton, collected pebbles, hand painted them and set up a small stall on the quay to sell them to passers-by on the quay and raised nearly £30.00

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Pebbles fundraiser for Fishguard RNLI

The young daughters of two families who have been holidaying for a week in Lower Town, Fishguard came up with the novel way to raise money and awareness for the RNLI.

Jemima Leatt and Esther Toward, who live in Wells and Southampton, collected pebbles, hand painted them and set up a small stall on the quay to sell them to passers-by on the quay and raised nearly £30.00

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Photo shows William and Jemima Leatt and Esther Toward. Credit Peter Kedward/RNLI

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