Lifeboat Ale raises money for the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Brian McLaughlin, the landlord of The Red Lion in Hope Square Weymouth has yet again donated part of the profits from the sale of the Lifeboat Ale sold in the Red Lion to Weymouth lifeboat station.

Red Lion cheque presentation
Red Lion cheque presentation

This year the donation amounted to £600 and was presented to the Coxswain of the lifeboat Andy Sargent by Red Lion staff Sarah Bodnick and Jay Warner-Jones at the Red Lion just before Christmas. Andy said" We have to say a big thank you to all at the Red lion for yet again rising money for the RNLI as they have for many years. The RNLI is a charity and relies on donations like this to enable us to carry on our work of saving lives at sea."

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