New Quay RNLI receives a kind donation from former honoured crew member

Lifeboats News Release

New Quay RNLI has received a kind donation of £432 from master mariner and honoured lifeboatman Michael Davies of Cylch y Llan, New Quay. Mr Davies recently celebrated his 80th birthday and held a party at New Quay Memorial Hall but, instead of receiving gifts, he asked for donations to his local RN

Mr Davies had been a lightship master for 35 years with Trinity House and an RNLI volunteer crew member in New Quay for 24 years. His lifeboat career had seen him rescuing 46 lives and taking part in many call-outs.

Talking about his decision to ask for donations for the local RNLI station he said, “Having spent many years at sea I value the service the RNLI provides. I was overwhelmed with all the contributions and I would like to take this opportunity to thank my family and friends for their generosity.”

Roger Couch, New Quay RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said, “We wish to give thanks for this kind donation from Mr Davies, his family and friends. It is very much appreciated.

“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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