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 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, Carrybridge 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.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
Learn more about the RNLI
Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries
Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.
The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland