Barmouth Brownie completes her charity badge in aid of Barmouth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Barmouth Brownie Lexi Cartwright chose RNLI Barmouth as her chosen charity when she completed her charity badge, raising a tremendous £171, which she proudly handed over to Coxswain Peter Davies this week.

Lexi Cartwright handing her sponsor money to Coxswain Peter Davies

RNLI/Sarah Radford

Lexi Cartwright handing her sponsor money to Coxswain Peter Davies

Chatterbox Lexi decided to do a twenty four hour sponsored silence as her challenge, with only the use of a white board to communicate by. Although she smashed the challenge, she found it hard going by 9pm. Lexi said: ‘I chose Barmouth RNLI as I had previously completed my water safety badge here and know how important the RNLI are in Barmouth and Barmouth is all about the beach. Daddy is also RNLI’

Proud Dad and volunteer RNLI crew member Dan Cartwright said ‘It was very peaceful’

On receiving Lexi’s sponsor money Coxswain Peter Davies thanked Lexi for her hard work and supporting Barmouth RNLI and wished her well as she leaves the Brownies to join the Guides next year.

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The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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.

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