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 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.