Welfare committee raises money for New Quay RNLI
Tanygroes Welfare Committee has raised £500.00 for New Quay RNLI Lifeboat Station in a charity tractor run which took place earlier this year.
The committee, based at the Emlyn Café in Tanygroes, are very active fundraisers and in the past ten years have generated donations in excess of £64,000 for many local causes.
Rian Evans, Chairperson said, “We chose our local lifeboat station this year as we are a coastal community and rely on the volunteers of the RNLI to keep locals and tourists safe on the coast. It is a vital service and we value their hard work.”
The cheque was presented to Lifeboat Operations Manager Roger Couch who said, “We are extremely grateful to the committee for raising much needed funds for our lifeboat station. Every donation to New Quay lifeboat station goes towards providing equipment and maintaining our lifesaving service.”
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.