Dunvant Workingmen's Club raises money for Horton and Port Eynon RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Dunvant Workingmen's Club held their annual charity fundraising night recently and this year the proceeds were donated to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution station at Horton and Port Eynon.

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The event was extremely well attended and raised a magnificent total of £1,500.

This money was raised by holding an auction and there was also a raffle with a great number of prizes. The evening included singing by Dunvant Rugby Choir and a number of other singers.

Lawrie Grove, Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat Operations Manager, said: 'The station and the RNLI would like to thank all those who attended and contributed to raising such a large sum of money, especially Reg Williams who instigated the evening. The Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat Station are also grateful to all the members of the club for their generosity and the kindness shown to members of the Station who attended the event.'

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