Weston retiree helps raise thousands of pounds for RNLI
- Credit: 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.
You may also want to watch:
“To have collected £11,441 over two years is a magnificent effort for which we are extremely grateful.
“Secondly can I thank Michelle.
- 1 Worle resident left with maggot-infested bins during heatwave
- 2 Versatile extended cottage with annexe in rural village
- 3 Could self-driving pods be the future of Weston?
- 4 Disruptions to your journey by car across North Somerset
- 5 Council hopes to reopen Weston Marine Lake later this week
- 6 LOVE ISLAND 2021: Weston's Jake Cornish makes it official with Liberty
- 7 Electrical appliance retailer opens appliance showroom
- 8 Overnight A&E closures continue at hospital
- 9 Family pays tribute to founder of Jolly Dollies support network
- 10 Popular Weston restaurant closes after nearly 60 years
“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.”