Barmouth RNLI hold Easter tombola event
On a very cold and wet Easter Monday, Stormy Stan did his best to draw in the crowds to the Lifeboat Station on a windy promenade for Barmouth RNLI’s Easter tombola.
The all-weather lifeboat, the Moira Barrie, was on display on the beach and stalls were set up in the shelter of the boathouse. There were many excellent prizes to be won on the tombola stall and a delicious assortment of home-made cakes on sale. The Community Safety Officer’s stall’s offered advice on how to stay safe at sea with the RNLI’s Respect the Water Campaign. The raffle for the Giant Easter Egg was won by Sharon Cooney.
Thanks to the dedication of fundraisers and crew, and to the generosity of the public, £480.39 was raised on the day. Barmouth RNLI would like to thank all those who braved the weather for their continued support for this worthy cause.
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, in a normal year, 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.