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Port Talbot RNLI get their cake and eat it

Lifeboats News Release

Ethan Matthews held a bake sale as part of his Duke of Edinburgh award to help save lives at sea.

RNLI/Kirstee David

Port Talbot local Ethan is currently working towards his Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award. One of the skills and activities that participants need to undertake is the delivery of a fundraising event.

With Ethan’s dad being a long standing volunteer crew member at Port Talbot RNLI, Ethan decided that his fundraiser would benefit the RNLI. With a family connection to Cait's Cakes, Ethan opted to host a cake sale, something which had always gone down well in the past with the local community.

Ethan set up his cake sale and donation bucket outside the station and raised an egg-cellent £166.66.

Ethan’s dad Carl said: ‘I am very proud of Ethan, Ethan loves the RNLI and the role that the volunteer crew do. He can’t wait to join when he is old enough.'

Port Talbot RNLI crew would like to thank Ethan for his hard work.

Notes to Editor:
  • The Duke of Edinburgh award programme was set up in 1956 by Prince Phillip and is the worlds leading youth achievement award.
  • The RNLI is a registered charity that saves lives at sea. It provides, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service to 100 miles out from the coast of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland and a beach lifeguard service on over 200 beaches in England. If you would like more information on fundraising ideas to help raise much needed funds for the RNLI please visit our website for more details or pop into your local station to discuss any fundraising ideas that you may have.

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