Barmouth boathouse rocks for RNLI
On Bank Holiday Sunday (29 May) enthusiastic fundraisers from Barmouth RNLI again turned out to raise money for their favourite charity at the annual ‘Boathouse Rocks’ event.
From noon the lifeboat house on the promenade was alive with non-stop music provided by local groups and musicians who came together and generously gave their services free to the RNLI for the day.
Barmouth RNLI's lifeboats were put on the beach ready to launch and crowds gathered outside the boathouse to listen to the music and join in the fun.
The tombola stall, with many wonderful prizes, was a great success, home-baked cakes were on sale and Barmouth RNLI Coxswain and volunteer crew served up tasty pork baps to hungry holidaymakers.
Barmouth RNLI Treasurer June Davies was delighted to report that the day raised over £1,600 towards RNLI funds - a truly marvellous result once again.
She said: 'Everyone at Barmouth RNLI would like to offer their sincere thanks to all the bands for performing all afternoon and for their continued support to the charity that saves lives at sea. It is hoped that this hugely popular and enjoyable day will be repeated again next year.'
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The attached pictures show:
Crowds enjoying the music and sunshine at the Boathouse Rocks event in Barmouth in aid of the RNLI charity
(Left to right) Jacqui Thomas, Barmouth RNLI Head Launcher, Lark Davies, Daryl James, Barmouth RNLI Mechanic and Pete Davies, Barmouth RNLI Coxswain, serving up pork baps to hungry visitors.
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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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