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Generous donation to Barmouth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The Matthews family visited Barmouth Lifeboat Station on Sunday (29 May) to make a donation to the RNLI in memory of their parents Joan and Des Matthews, of Wimbledon.

Mr and Mrs Matthews had been lifelong supporters of the RNLI charity and enjoyed many holidays in Barmouth, first coming to stay at the Jesuit House in Llanaber over 30 years ago.

The family still come to Barmouth each year and look forward to enjoying the music at many more of the Boathouse Rocks events, which are held each Spring Bank Holiday.

Pictured are four generations of the Matthews family presenting their donation of £500 to Barmouth RNLI Coxswain Peter Davies in front of the station's all-weather lifeboat the Moira Barrie

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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.

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.

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