Guest house owners raise £1636.45 for Barmouth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

For the second year running Sarah and Glenn Radford from Ocean Drive Guest house in Barmouth have raised a fantastic amount by asking their guests to donate to Barmouth RNLI.

Coxswain Peter Davies receives donation from Sarah Radford and draws prize winner

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Coxswain Peter Davies receives donation from Sarah Radford and draws prize winner

Sarah and Glenn came up with the idea of asking their guests, on checking out, to donate to Barmouth RNLI in return for being entered into a draw to win a free 2 night stay in a room of their choice the following year.

Sarah said: ‘The draw is completely voluntary, but our guests are incredibly generous as they know the importance of having the RNLI in a coastal community and often see the volunteer crew launching on exercise or a shout. The gentleman who was drawn this year was delighted and has already booked his next visit’

Coxswain Peter Davies who had the task of drawing the winning ticket said: ‘Thank you to Sarah and Glenn on their amazing contribution again this year. It really helps to kick start a new fundraising year and is very much appreciated by us all at the boathouse.’

For more information please contact Sarah Radford Barmouth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07887492210 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer – Wales and North West on 07771941390/01745585162

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally, the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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.

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