Caravan park raises over £1,000 for New Quay RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

In memory of her late husband, Martin, Julie Davies from Caerphilly organised a charity fishing competition at Morfa Farm Caravan Park, Llanrhystud to raise money for the RNLI. With over 20 boats taking part on August Bank Holiday weekend they raised the hearty sum of £1,160.

Julie and her husband have been coming to the family run caravan park on the Cardigan Bay coastline for many years. Julie said, “My husband had been coming to the caravan park since he was a little boy and when he passed away suddenly last year we wanted to do something to raise money for the RNLI. Martin was a keen fisherman and we have always supported the RNLI so what better than a fishing competition.

“We also had a raffle and sold burgers and hot dogs, and Gwyn and Enid Jones, the owners of Morfa Farm Caravan Park, sold toys in the shop. The winners of the fishing competition even donated their prize money back to the RNLI. The need for the RNLI in particularly for fisherman is essential in case something goes wrong. It was amazing to see everyone from the caravan park getting involved and I’d like to thank the owners for their support.”

Dick Perry, New Quay RNLI Treasurer said, “We would like to thank Julie and everyone who took part in the fishing competition and other activities to raise funds for the RNLI. The RNLI is a charity and relies on fundraising and donations. Our volunteers provide a 24 hour search and rescue service and is independent of the Coastguard and government. We very much appreciate all donations.”

If you would like to donate to New Quay RNLI please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/new-quay-wales.


Notes to editors

For more information contact Kate Williams, New Quay Lifeboat Press Officer at kate_williams@rnli.org.uk or 07786 550054. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390.


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