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Barry builders support lifesaving work of RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Barry Building Services have presented Barry Dock RNLI with a cheque for £500.

The local building firm have been supporters of the lifesaving work of the RNLI for years and were happy to again support their local station with the generous donation.  Philip Walker and Craig McCafferty presented the check to the Chairman of the lifeboat station, Stuart McMillan.  Stuart said 'as a charity, the RNLI relies on the generosity of the public to support it.  Without such generosity, the RNLI would not exist and the 22 lives a day it saves across​ the UK would be lost.  We are really grateful to Philip, Craig and all at Barry Building Services for their very generous gift.'

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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.

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