Kind donation received at Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat station.

Lifeboats News Release

Collection at local man's funeral donated to RNLI.

RNLI/Nigel Parry

We had the pleasure of welcoming Lynne Bolton , Valerie Weir and Pauline Todd to Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat station today.
They presented the coxwain Martin Bowmer with a pair of Steiner binoculars with money's raised at the funeral of Phil Weir. Phil sadly passed away last year and nearly £900 was raised with donations at his funeral.

Martin Bowmer said that without the generosity of the public it would not be possible for a charity like the RNLI to carry out it's role.

Phil's father David John Weir had been crew on Barry Docks Arun class lifeboat and his family have always supported the RNLI.

Phil also known as Oodle was well know locally for DJing the 'Old Record Club' around local pubs.

RNLI/Nigel Parry

RNLI/Nigel Parry

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