New Quay RNLI receives kind donation
New Quay RNLI recently received a nice surprise when Rosie Pryce from Ffos-y-ffin, Aberaeron visited the station to present a cheque.
Rosie and her friends had decided to raise funds amongst themselves during the firebreak lockdown in Wales this October.
Bernie Davies, New Quay RNLI Mechanic said, “It was a lovely surprise when we received a socially distant visit at our front doors from Rosie with a cheque of £115 towards New Quay Lifeboat Station. We thanked them all for their generosity. Donating money to New Quay Lifeboat Station ensures we can carry on with our lifesaving work in Cardigan Bay.”
Rosie said, “We wanted to donate to a charity during the lockdown and decided on our very own local RNLI lifeboat station. The work the volunteers do is invaluable and I have always admired the selfless bravery of the lifeboat crew.
“2020 has been an awful year in so many ways and charities are struggling. I feel that essential services run by charities such as Wales Air Ambulance and RNLI are so vital and need our support for them to continue saving lives, especially in these difficult times.”
Notes to editors
For more information contact Kate Williams, New Quay Lifeboat Press Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07786 550054. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390.
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.