New Quay RNLI receives a kind donation

Lifeboats News Release

New Quay RNLI recently received a visit from Robert Jones who kindly presented the station with a donation of £340.00 in memory of his late mother Vera who sadly passed away on 2nd April at the age of 89.

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New Quay RNLI's Lifeboat Operations Manager Roger Couch (right) receiving the kind donation from Robert Jones (left)

Vera was always a great supporter of the RNLI and lifeboats in West Wales and the family thought it would be nice for donations in lieu of flowers at her funeral be made to the RNLI. Her son, Rob, chose New Quay as a good friend and work colleague has been a volunteer at the station for many years.

On accepting the donation, Roger Couch, New Quay RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said, “Rob, please accept our condolences. Thank you for your kind thought and our thanks to everyone, family and friends, who contributed towards the donation. We are most grateful and we look forward to welcoming you back under happier circumstances with your twin 10 year old grandsons in the near future.”

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. They depend on donations and more than 6 in 10 lifeboat launches are possible thanks to gifts left to the RNLI in supporters’ wills.

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