Local business brings festive cheer to Port Talbot RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Afal y Graig Cider continues to support Port Talbot RNLI and they have shared some reasons why they care so much.

RNLI/Kirstee David

Cheers

Back in August the owners of Afal y Graig, a Neath-based Cider company, invited Port Talbot fundraisers to have a stall at their new cider and music festival. At the time they wanted to give the station a fundraising opportunity as well as a chance to share vital water safety advice.


A great day was had by all and the event a major success.


The business agreed to attend a Christmas market in November which was organised in aid of Port Talbot RNLI and they graciously offered to donate all of the cash proceeds from the day. At the time, Maria of Afal y Graig said, ‘We would love to donate our proceeds to such an amazing charity. I know how hard all the volunteers work’.


This week the company asked if they could visit the station on Christmas Eve to deliver some gifts for the volunteer crew. Maria had some words to share as to why she wanted to bring some festive cheer:


'It’s our pleasure to donate what we can to say a massive thank you’. She also says, ‘It is so heart-warming to know that there are selfless people out there, all volunteers, saving lives daily.'


We at Port Talbot Lifeboat station are so appreciative of all of the support that we receive. The RNLI has launched a Christmas appeal and every penny donated goes a long way to helping us continue our lifesaving work. For online donations please visit RNLI.org/Xmas.


Port Talbot RNLI wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Nadolig Llawen pawb!

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RNLI/Kirstee David

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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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