Porthmadog Rowing Club donates television fees to Criccieth RNLI Lifeboats

Lifeboats News Release

On the evening of Thursday the 9th of November, 2017 members from Porthmadog Rowing Club called by Criccieth's RNLI Lifeboat Station with a donation of £250.

Porthmadog rowing club members presenting a cheque to Criccieth Lifeboats

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Porthmadog rowing club members presenting a cheque to Criccieth Lifeboats

The donation represented half of the filming fees made by the club during the production of an S4C television programme, Chwys, during the summer. The remaining half was also donated to a local charity.

The rowing club, staunch supporters of their local lifeboat station, presented the cheque to Crew Members prior to the lifeboats' routine weekly exercise launch.

On receipt of the donation, Criccieth Lifeboat Operations Manager, Peter Williams thanked club members for their continued fundraising work.


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