Local couple raise money for Horton and Port Eynon RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Keith Reynolds and Sonia Davies who have a house in Horton organised an event in the village to raise money for the Horton and Port Eynon RNLI Lifeboat Station.

RNLI/Horton and Port Eynon

Keith Reynolds and Sonia Davies together with volunteer lifeboat crew and members of Horton and Port Eynon RNLI

They raised £2,000, which has been presented to the team of volunteers and the couple recently visited the station and were given a guided tour by crew members.

Lawrie Grove the Lifeboat Operations Manager for Horton and Port Eynon RNLI, said: 'As a charity the RNLI is dependent on donations to continue its work. We are extremely grateful to Keith and Sonia for their generous donation.’

Notes to editors:

Attached is a photo showing Keith Reynolds and Sonia Davies together with volunteer lifeboat crew and members of Horton and Port Eynon RNLI. Credit RNLI/Horton and Port Eynon

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For more information please contact Brin Hurford, Horton and Port Eynon RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07968 269550 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Regional Media Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.



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