Abersoch RNLI receives kind donation from Parwich Oddfellows, Derbyshire

Lifeboats News Release

Sue McCann, volunteer Fundraising Chair, received the donation from Parwich Oddfellows who raised £570.00 at a recent race night for Abersoch RNLI.

RNLI/Sarah Leather

Oddfellows member, Richie Maddocks and his son Dougie, who is a junior member, met with Sue at the lifeboat station where they were presented with a Certificate of Thanks on behalf of the RNLI. The Parwich branch have been keen supporters of Abersoch RNLI for many years now as many members have long-standing ties with the area.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions the lifeboat station is not yet open for visitors, however ‘tractor mad’ Douglas was promised a guided tour of the lifeboat station as soon as restrictions allowed.

If you wish to make a donation to Abersoch Lifeboat please visit our Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/abersoch-rnli. Your donations allow us to continue saving lives at sea.

Notes to editors

· Abersoch Lifeboat Station has been operating for just over 150 years. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/abersoch-lifeboat-station

· The current B Class Atlantic 85 Lifeboat ‘The Peter & Ann Setten', launches to a variety of both commercial and leisure craft call-outs.

· Photo credit: Sarah Leather, Abersoch RNLI

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