Weston retiree helps raise thousands of pounds for RNLI

PUBLISHED: 19:00 04 December 2018

John Boyna collected more than �6,000 for the RNLI. Picture: Weston RNLI

John Boyna collected more than �6,000 for the RNLI. Picture: Weston RNLI

Weston RNLI

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.”

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