Barmouth RNLI meets fundraising jet skiers.
Barmouth RNLI volunteers welcomed over 97 jet ski enthusiasts from all over the UK during the third annual 'Black Rock Blast' on Saturday the 22 June.
As part of their annual charity fundraising event, travelling from Black Rock Sands to Aberdyfi, the group called in at Barmouth and were met in the bay by Barmouth lifeboats. The all-weather lifeboat, the Ella Larsen and the Inshore Lifeboat, the Craig Steadman, joined the flotilla and made a very impressive sight as they escorted them into Barmouth harbour in beautiful weather conditions.
Leader of PWC Gwynedd, Scott Beeland, said they were very grateful to the volunteer crew for turning out to greet them and were pleased that, despite the weather they experienced during their 2018 trip, the group had managed to raise over £8,000 last year for various local charities. This year they will be raising money for the RNLI, North Wales Air Ambulance, and Blood Bikes Gwynedd.
For more information please contact Norma Stockford, Barmouth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07917 245882 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer – Wales and North West on 07771 941390 / 01745 585162
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.