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New Quay RNLI receives generous donation

Lifeboats News Release

New Quay RNLI recently received a large donation from a local family in memory of their loved one.

Mr Eirwyn Harries and his family attended New Quay Lifeboat Station to present a cheque for £3,200 received as donations in memory of his late wife Mrs Bessie Harries of Brynawelon, Glanrhyd in Pembrokeshire.

Visiting the station with his family Mr Harries said, “Bessie and I had recently been talking about how worthwhile a charity the RNLI is for the excellent lifesaving work they do. We specifically wanted the donations to go to the lifeboat station in New Quay as our son Eurig is the station’s Medical Advisor and part of the volunteer lifeboat crew for the all-weather lifeboat. Our great-grandson Isaac, aged 6, is also desperate to join up as soon as he is 17 years old.”

Roger Couch, New Quay RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said, “We wish to give our heartfelt thanks for this kind donation from Eurig’s family. Eurig is an essential part of the crew and donations like this make a really difference to our lifesaving work.

“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. If you would like to donate to New Quay Lifeboat Station, please go to:”

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For more information contact Kate Williams, New Quay Lifeboat Press Officer at [email protected] or 07786 550054. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390.

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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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