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New Quay RNLI receives generous donation from local man

Lifeboats News Release

A lorry driver from Cross Inn, New Quay recently donated £400 after raising money instead of receiving birthday gifts.

Steve Wolverson wanted to do something worthwhile for this big birthday and instead of receiving birthday gifts he asked for donations towards New Quay RNLI.

Roger Couch, New Quay RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said, “When Steve called the station and said he had wanted to buy something for the lifeboats with the money raised from his birthday, it was very good timing indeed as we needed a new battery and an emergency starter pack for our launching tractor.

“We were able to purchase these straightaway and are very grateful for the donation. We would like to thank Steve and his friends and family for their kind generosity.”

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For more information contact Kate Williams, New Quay Lifeboat Press Officer on kate_williams@rnli.org.uk or 07786 550054. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390.


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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

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.

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