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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