Troy's birthday cash for RNLI

PUBLISHED: 15:00 26 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

L-R Troy Dunstone, Vasso Sangolis and the RNLI's Pete Holder

L-R Troy Dunstone, Vasso Sangolis and the RNLI's Pete Holder

Copyright Archant Ltd

A FORMER RNLI crew member used his 40th birthday celebrations to raise money for the life-saving charity.

A FORMER RNLI crew member used his 40th birthday celebrations to raise money for the life-saving charity.

Troy Dunstone, who used to volunteer with the Weston branch of the national charity, still keeps in touch with former colleagues.

When the former Priory Community School pupil celebrated the milestone birthday at Weston's VII nightclub on January 11, Troy and his friends raised £1,000 for the RNLI.

The crew will be putting the money towards new pieces of equipment to help them save lives at sea.

VII's Vassos Sangolis and Troy both hope to organise a larger event to raise funds for the RNLI in the summer.

More from Weston Mercury

The English National Ballet will bring its Swan Lake performance to the West Country – and the Mercury is giving readers a chance to win tickets to see the show.

Read more

An East Brent play park will receive a five-figure upgrade to improve facilities for children in the village.

Read more

The collected 30 something’s were partying like it was 2002 at Bristol’s SWX on Friday as post punk rockers A returned to Bristol to play the whole of their seminal album Hi-Fi Serious.

Read more
11:05

More than £200,000 has been spent by North Somerset Council on redundancy payments in 18 months.

Read more

The plan to join up a walking and cycling route from Brean to Clevedon has moved a step closer.

Read more

Venture into the wizarding world with the latest remake of one of J K Rowling’s books.

Read more
07:56

A woman who has vowed to complete 40 outdoor swims in her 40th year is just three challenges away from hitting her target.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 17:37

Homemade crafts and items were sold in aid of one of Weston’s best-loved sites.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

A determined Weston woman has completed a gruelling seven-month swimming challenge to raise money for Weston Hospicecare in memory of her partner’s mum.

Read more
Weston Hospicecare Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 16:00

The fun and fervour of this year’s carnival may only just have begun to die down, but 50 years ago attention focussed on bringing the event back to Weston’s streets.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 4°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists