Barmouth RNLI receive donation of £500
Mrs Eileen Holloway and her daughter Jill made a special trip from Manchester on Saturday to present a donation for £500 to Barmouth RNLI in memory of their husband and father John Holloway.
John was born in Barmouth and lived in Heol y Sarn before moving away to Bury in Manchester; his brother David still lives in the town. John was always a keen supporter and admirer of the work of the RNLI and especially of the Barmouth Station.
They were met by Coxswain Peter Davies when they arrived on Saturday 22 September to make the presentation, who said:
‘We are very grateful to the Holloway family for remembering us. Generous donations like these help enormously to help train our lifesavers and provide them with the kit they need to continue to save lives at sea.’
Pictured from R to L are:
David Holloway, Jill Holloway and Coxswain Mechanic Peter Davies
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.