Young farmers raise funds for RNLI
PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 February 2018
Young farmers in Highbridge experienced life as an RNLI volunteer when they visited Burnham-on-Sea’s branch.
The farmers talked with the crew, examined the lifeboats and found out what it takes to be a volunteer.
A £551 cheque was presented to the lifeboat group after the 30-strong farmers club raised funds through carol singing, a public party and a Boxing Day boogie.
Lifeboat operations manager Matt Davies said: “We always welcome support from the community and donations such as this continue to help our volunteers to save lives.”
A spokesman for the young farmers said: “We had fun raising the money, and feel the RNLI to be a worthy charity.”
Prospective supporters can visit Burnham’s lifeboat shop, in Pier Street.
Those interested in becoming a volunteer can pop into the lifeboat station after a Wednesday training session at 7pm.