St Davids RNLI crew clothing funded by local donation

Lifeboats News Release

St Davids RNLI volunteer crew have received crew jumpers and polo shirts thanks to the generosity of local business St Davids Escapes and their customers.

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Crew wearing their new clothing alongside St Davids Escapes Director Rachael Copley

The business, which provides holiday accommodation locally, invited guests to support the RNLI in St Davids by donating £2.50, £5, £10 or £25 when making a booking through their website.

Rachael Copley, Director at St Davids Escapes, said:

‘Being the only coastal national park in the UK, packed with water-loving tourists year-round, it was natural for us at St Davids Escapes to choose the RNLI as our charity, and St Davids Lifeboat Station in particular. The local lifeboat offers support for the rugged and wild coastline of North West Pembrokeshire, keeping both locals and visitors safe in and around our seas. To us each member of the volunteer crew are heroes and to pay tribute to their hard work, dedication and bravery we have named them as our official charity. We’re very proud to be working with St Davids Lifeboat Station and looking forward to continuing the fundraising for the local station in 2023.’

Will Chant, RNLI Coxswain for St Davids RNLI lifeboat, said:

‘It's an amazing and kind donation we've received from St Davids Escapes. These new jumpers and polo shirts will be worn with real pride by the crew as they help them feel a valued part of the community we support, and they are great for crew camaraderie and friendship. On behalf of the crew I would like to extend thanks to all the customers who’ve donated.’

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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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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