Boathouse Rocks yet again for Barmouth RNLI
Just in time, the changeable weather took a turn for the better on Sunday 28 May 2017 for the immensely popular Boathouse Rocks music event in aid of Barmouth RNLI.
The wind dropped and the temperature rose as Batala Bermo opened the event with their magnificent drumming, drawing crowds to the RNLI Boathouse on the promenade. The all-weather lifeboat, the Moira Barrie, was towed on to the beach to make room for local groups who generously gave their time and talents free and crowds soon assembled to listen to the music, and to enjoy the freshly served pork baps and home-baked cakes. Families, holidaymakers and locals all turned out to soak up the atmosphere at a superb afternoon’s entertainment.
Once again Roy Ellis and Al Dean and their bands performed with their stalwart supporters; and this year we were treated to some new young talent. 18 year-old singer/songwriter Callum Wright from Nantwich held the audience spellbound with a very impressive performance.
Coxswain Peter Davies said ‘We are very grateful for the continued support we get from our local musicians and to the crew and fundraisers, who worked tirelessly from early morning to make the day such a huge success. They enabled us to raise £1,765.68 from the event. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone for their unstinting generosity. It was a great afternoon.’
Key facts about the RNLI
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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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland