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Young fundraisers visit Barmouth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday (1 October) Barmouth RNLI were visited by two young fundraisers who are each playing their part in ensuring the station can continue saving lives at sea.

Fundraiser Finnley Parkinson with Dan Griffith, Barmouth RNLI crew.

RNLI/Jamie Tyrrell

Fundraiser Finnley Parkinson with Dan Griffith, Barmouth RNLI crew.

While the crew were preparing for the Naming Ceremony for inshore lifeboat Craig Steadman, nine year old Finnley Parkinson from Chirk called in to hand over funds he had raised by participating in the 2017 Trek Coed y Brenin Enduro event the previous day.

Entered in the 'Nippers n' Rippers Kids Mini Enduro' Finnley managed to finish the course despite what organisers say was the wettest year of the event along with a record amount of other riders.

Thanks to his generous sponsors Finnley was able to donate £73 to the station which will help the volunteer crew continue to save lives at sea.

Later on that day, Barmouth volunteer crew were also visited by another young RNLI fundraiser. Ten year old Harry Mascall from Cheshire has been working his way around the UK visiting every RNLI station since he turned seven. He is currently well over halfway through ticking off each of the 238 stations and has so far raised over £5,000 for the RNLI. He first visited Barmouth RNLI as part of his mission back in 2015.

Harry was invited to join both Barmouth RNLI and Holyhead volunteer crew for the naming ceremony of the new Barmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat Craig Steadman by Richard Steadman, whose brother Craig the new lifeboat is named after. Sadly due to work commitments, Richard was unable to attend so offered his space to Harry and his family as a thank you for the great work he does raising funds and awareness of the RNLI.

You can support Harry and his mission at

RNLI media contact

For more information contact Jamie Tyrrell, Barmouth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07816224045.

Notes to editors:

For more information please telephone Jamie Tyrrell, Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer.

Ray Steadman and Harry Mascall next to the newly named inshore lifeboat.

RNLI/Jamie Tyrrell

Ray Steadman and Harry Mascall next to the newly named inshore lifeboat.

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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