Barmouth B & B raises funds for RNLI
When Glenn and Sarah Radford moved to Ocean Drive in Marine Parade, Barmouth, three years ago, they soon began supporting their local RNLI station.
Now a familiar figure in his Victorian bathing costume, Glenn made his third appearance at the RNLI’s New Year’s Day dip on 1 January 2019. But the couple also have also had another ingenious way of raising funds for the charity.
For the past year, they have been asking each of their Bed and Breakfast guests, when they leave, to donate £1 to the RNLI. They are then given a ticket, their names recorded and the lucky winner would win a 2-night stay free of charge in a room of their choice.
On New Year’s day 2019, Coxswain Peter Davies was asked to draw a name out of a hat and was delighted to find that their efforts had raised a magnificent £1,000 donation for the RNLI!
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.