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Cardigan RNLI receive generous donation from Ferwig Friends

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers at Cardigan RNLI Lifeboat station were delighted to receive a surprise donation from local group Ferwig Friends.

RNLI/Dave Parkinson

Cardigan RNLI lifeboat operations manager Pete Austin receives a cheque for £80 from Ferwig Friends as volunteer crew look on

One of the group’s members suffered a complex break to her left leg after being knocked down by her dog while walking on Poppit beach on Remembrance Sunday last year.

RNLI volunteers, along with the Coastguard, were quickly on hand to help before the casualty was transferred to hospital.

As a way of saying thank you to all those involved, members of Ferwig Friends made a charitable collection at Christmas instead of sending cards to one another.

And recently a couple of their members popped into Cardigan RNLI station unannounced during a Sunday morning training session to hand over a cheque for £80.

Cardigan Lifeboat Operations Manager Pete Austin said: ‘It is a lovely gesture from the group and is much appreciated. We were just glad we could help.’

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