Success for Barmouth RNLI on Annual Fundraising Day.
Once again Stormy Stan drew in the crowds to the Lifeboat Station on the promenade for Barmouth RNLI’s annual Fun Day on Sunday 20 August.
The all-weather lifeboat, Moira Barrie, was on display out on the beach and locals and holidaymakers came along to enjoy the games, and to grab a bargain at the many stalls. Cakes and refreshments were available and the crew once again served up a tasty barbecue lunch. The Cox in the Stocks stall was as popular again this year, with children and adults queuing up to soak the coxswain and second coxswain with wet sponges!
The RNLI Face to Face team were in attendance and there was much interest in the Community Safety Officer’s 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 crew, and to the generosity of the public, over £2,345.24 was raised on the day. Barmouth RNLI would like to thank the many local shops and other organisations for their continued generosity, and to all those who visited for their continued support for this worthy cause.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.