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

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

Notes to editors:

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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.

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