Weston retiree helps raise thousands of pounds for RNLI
PUBLISHED: 19:00 04 December 2018
The Grand Pier and one of its ex-employees have helped raise thousands of pounds for Weston RNLI.
John Boyne, a retired security guard from the pier, has spent his retirement collecting donations from hundreds of tourists on the pier, in Marine Parade.
Last year, his efforts raised £5,246, but this year he surpassed his previous record to raise £6,195.
Pier owner Michelle Michael welcomed the rest of the RNLI fundraisers on the landmark for several weeks in the summer which helped raise a further £9,415.
Weston RNLI fundraising chairman, Peter Elmont, said: “First can I thank John for his incredible solo efforts.
“To have collected £11,441 over two years is a magnificent effort for which we are extremely grateful.
“Secondly can I thank Michelle.
“Allowing us to collect again this year means we are able to collect a great deal of money towards the new station our crews need so badly.”