Success for Barmouth RNLI on August Fundraising Day.
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.
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 RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.