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Donation in memory of Aberystwyth lifeboat crewmember.

Lifeboats News Release

A donation of £700 has been made to volunteer crewmembers of Aberystwyth lifeboat station in memory of ex-crew member Williams Stretch who died in December 2021.

Presentation of cheque by family of Mr William Stretch

RNLI/Lynn Rees

Presentation of cheque to Aberystwyth Lifeboat Operations Manager Mr Richard Griffiths
Family and friends of ex-crew member William Stretch gathered together to remember him at Aberystwyth Lifeboat Station this morning as volunteer crewmembers fulfilled his wish for his ashes be scattered at sea.

His family kindly presented a cheque for £700 to Aberystwyth Lifeboat station in memory of him. 'Wills' family were also presented by Lifeboat Operations Manger Mr Richard Griffiths with a photograph of crewmembers paying their respects to the funeral cortege as it passed the Lifeboat Station.

'Will' was a committed crewmember of Aberystwyth Lifeboat in the 1980s and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends in Aberystwyth.

Presentation of photograph to family members

RNLI/Lynn Rees

Presentation of photograph to family of Mr William Stretch

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