Rocking the boathouse for RNLI Barmouth
The typical May bank holiday weather did not stop the crowds flocking to attend RNLI Barmouth’s very own music festival.
Sunday 26 May saw the return of RNLI Barmouth’s annual music festival. The early forecast suggested it could be Raining men, Sunshine on a rainy day or the gathering crowds would be Singing in the rain. However despite moving Ella Larsen to the beach to allow the performers and audience the comfort of the boathouse they all saw Clearly now the rain had gone with a hint of Here comes the sun by late afternoon.
Visitors were treated to an array of talent rocking the boathouse stage between 12-5pm, including – The Barmouth Collective, Russ Handy, The Tritones and Caitlin, Adults pop choir, Sion and Giff, Gwynfor, Anna and Boathouse Barry and The Brigands, whilst enjoying refreshments, homemade cakes and a BBQ.
The event was a huge success raising in excess of £1375 for Barmouth RNLI.
Coxswain Peter Davies said: ‘We are very grateful for the continued support the public give in supporting our local events and to all the performers for their support each year. Boathouse rocks coincides with the RNLI Mayday annual fundraising campaign. This year fundraisers are being asked to ‘Do your bit, fund our kit.’ Money raised today will help fund the kit our volunteer crew need to do their jobs safely and to continue saving lives at sea’
For more information please contact Sarah Radford Barmouth Lifeboat Deputy Press Officer on 07887 492210 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.