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Pwllheli RNLI car wash fundraiser makes a splash

Lifeboats News Release

Pwllheli RNLI volunteer crew had a fantastic response to their car wash charity fundraiser on Saturday 10 June with fifty cars hosed down, sponged and polished.

Pwllheli RNLI volunteer crew in kit cleaning cars with hoses, buckets and brushes inside the lifeboat station.

Dave Williams

Pwllheli RNLI volunteer crew were kept busy cleaning cars
Despite the hot weather, RNLI volunteer crew put on their kit ready to spend the day at the lifeboat station cleaning cars and they weren’t disappointed by the amazing response which kept the crew busy.

The Pwllheli RNLI volunteer fundraising team provided hot beverages for thirsty drivers while they waited for their cars to be cleaned.

A total of £517 was raised for the RNLI, the charity which saves lives at sea, with plans to beat that record next year.

Pwllheli RNLI Coxswain, Tomos Moore, organised the car wash. He said: ‘It was our first ever car wash and what a day we had! The crew washed tirelessly from 10am to 2pm with a great total of over £500 raised! Thank you to everyone who supported us on the day. It’s definitely a keeper for our fundraising calendar so see you next year.’

RNLI media contact

For more information contact Elizabeth Denholm, Pwllheli RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 07806 800627 or email [email protected].

Alternatively contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789 or email [email protected].

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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