Success for Barmouth RNLI on their Fundraising Day.

Lifeboats News Release

Once again Stormy Stan drew in the crowds to the Lifeboat Station on the promenade for Barmouth RNLI’s annual Fun Day on Sunday 18 August 2019.

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Stormy Stan brings in the crowds

The all-weather lifeboat, Ella Larsen, was on display out on the beach and on a breezy Sunday, locals and holidaymakers came along to enjoy the games, and to grab a bargain at the many stalls. Home-baked cakes and refreshments were available and once again the tasty barbecue lunch was popular. The Cox in the Stocks was a favourite again this year, with children (and adults!) queuing up to soak the long-suffering Coxswain/Mechanic Rob Williams with wet sponges!

The RNLI Face to Face team were in attendance and there was much interest in the Community Safety Officer’s stall set up for the Respect the Water Campaign, where information and advice was available to encourage people to enjoy the coast, but to be aware of the power of the sea and how to stay safe.

Thanks to the tireless dedication of fundraisers and the crew, and to the generosity of the public, a magnificent £2,163.18 was raised on the day. Barmouth RNLI would like to thank the many local shops for their continued generosity, with a special mention for the Co-op, Iceland, Spar and Mc Colls and The Original Factory Shop who kindly donated bottles and gifts for the tombola stalls.

Thanks also are due to all those faithful visitors, some of whom we see every year, for their continued support for this worthy cause to help save lives at sea.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please contact Norma Stockford, Barmouth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07917 245882 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer – Wales and North West on 07771 941390 / 01745 585162

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Cox/Mechanic Rob Williams gets a soaking

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Learning about the ILB

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Ellen and Oliver Morris at the Sea Safety stall

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Eve Parker and sister strike it lucky

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Little theodore Minton is delighted with hook a duck

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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.

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