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Thank you from Barry Dock RNLI fundraising team

Lifeboats News Release

Barry Dock RNLI fundraising team have issued a thanks after an excellent year in 2017.

RNLI/Barry Dock

Barry Dock RNLI all-weather lifeboat Inner Wheel II

Margaret McMillan, Treasurer of the Fundraising team, said: 'On behalf of the RNLI we would like to thank everyone who donated or held events on our behalf, for all their generosity and hard work. This would not have been possible without all the help we received from the community. Without donations, events and partnerships that we have enjoyed during 2017, the RNLI couldn't continue to train, kit and equip our volunteer crew and maintain our lifesaving service. We look forward to your support again in 2018, thank you.

Christine Tutton, Chairman, added: 'Thank you to all individuals and businesses who held events for our two major campaigns: Mayday and Fish Supper, and please do get in touch if you'd like to participate in 2018.'

Tania Carter, Secretary added: 'If yourself, friends or family would be interested in joining Barry RNLI fundraising group, starting one of your own or if your business is looking to support a charity in 2018, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us via e-mail for more information rnlibarryfundraising@hotmail.com.'

Notes to editors:

The attached picture shows Barry Dock RNLI all-weather lifeboat Inner Wheel II. Credit RNLI/Barry Dock

For more information please contact Chris Cousens, RNLI Regional Media Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk

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