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Barry Dock RNLI crew grateful for generous donation

Lifeboats News Release

Representatives from the recently closed Barry Railway Club visited Barry Dock RNLI Lifeboat Station to present a cheque for an incredibly generous donation of £4,500 to the RNLI.

The attached picture shows Lorraine Whitlock and Neil Hollister with the Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat crew.

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The attached picture shows Lorraine Whitlock and Neil Hollister with the Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat crew.

Lorraine Whitlock and Neil Hollister who both worked at the Barry Railway Club on Broad Street in Barry before it closed recently. They have been long term RNLI supporters and always made sure that there was an RNLI collection box on the bar when the club was open. After the club closed, it was decided to distribute the club’s remaining money to various charities, and the RNLI was top of the list.

The cheque was very graciously received by members of the lifeboat crew who had come down to the station to meet the generous donors, and of course to pose for a photo in their crew jackets.

Ben Phillips, of Barry Dock RNLI, said: 'The RNLI relies on donations to keep our lifeboats fuelled and to keep our volunteer crews kitted out, so donations as generous as these are always very well received and appreciated.'

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The attached picture shows Lorraine Whitlock and Neil Hollister with the Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat crew. Credit RNLI

Media contacts:

For more information please contact Ben Phillips, Barry Dock RNLI, on 07712 816756 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.

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