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New Quay father and son in cycle ride to raise funds for RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Ex RNLI volunteer crewman Simon Williams, of New Quay, and his son Daniel recently completed a cycle ride to raise funds for the charity.

Daniel Williams aboard New Quay RNLI's Mersey class all weather lifeboat, the Frank and Lena Clifford of Stourbridge, handing over a cheque for £413 to Lifeboat Operations Manager, Roger Couch

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Daniel Williams aboard New Quay RNLI's Mersey class all weather lifeboat, the Frank and Lena Clifford of Stourbridge, handing over a cheque for £413 to Lifeboat Operations Manager, Roger Couch

The project was entirely 14-year-old Daniel's idea, who carried it out as the volunteering element in Aberaeron School's Duke of Edinburgh programme.

The cycle ride took place between Dolgellau and Barmouth and return following the Mawddach Trail. Daniel meanwhile had already raised contributions by means of collections and sponsorships The picture shows him aboard New Quay RNLI's Mersey class all weather lifeboat, the Frank and Lena Clifford of Stourbridge, handing over a cheque for £413 to Lifeboat Operations Manager, Roger Couch.

Roger said: 'We in the RNLI are very grateful to Daniel for his efforts and handsome donation. His choice of our organisation is an excellent example of community support and I am sure that making collections and gaining sponsorship was as much work as the bike ride itself.'

Notes to editors:

New Quay lifeboat station has been operating since 1864. Today there are twenty five trained crew members, a Mersey class all weather lifeboat and an inshore rescue craft.

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