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Another surprise visitor for Barmouth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Barmouth RNLI Mechanic Daryl James received another surprise visitor on Tuesday 11 July when David Outhwaite from Harriseahead, Staffordshire arrived at the lifeboathouse.

RNLI/Norma Stockford

David Outhwaite in his 34 year old Landrover

David is raising money for the RNLI and Cancer Research by driving his 1983 series 3 County Landrover around the coast of England and Wales, stopping at every Lifeboat station along the way.

David, 67, a former college lecturer and now the secretary of the Biddulph History Society, bought the 34 year-old Landrover 20 years ago when it was in a state of disrepair. He set to work restoring it and wanted to put it to good use. And what better use could it be put to than to raise money for two very worthy charities?

David is hoping to raise £2,500.00 for both the RNLI and Cancer Research and is enjoying his tour of the coastline. ‘Barmouth is my thirteenth stop’ he said, 'I started on 1July and I just need to be back home by September’.

If you would like to donate to these worthy causes David has set up a Just Giving page -

RNLI/Norma Stockford

Fundraising image

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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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