'Newport Numpties Angling Group' donate to Penarth RNLI
Members of the self-styled 'Newport Numpties Angling Group' visited Penarth RNLI lifeboat station this week with a charitable donation.
The group were able to donate £960 pounds to Penarth RNLI. This money had been raised by group members who arranged and participated in a number of social activities including a raffle and BBQ. The informal group has over 60 members, all of whom have a common interest in sea angling. The group were keen to donate the funds to a local RNLI station.
Jason Dunlop, Penarth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, thanked the members for their kind donation. In an addition an offer was made for crew members to visit the angling group and offer sea safety advice, and it is hoped this will happen later in the year.
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The attached pictures show members of the 'Newport Numpties Angling Group' visiting Penarth RNLI and presenting funds to Jason Dunlop.
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