Groups raise lifeboat funds

PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 May 2014

24th Weston-s-Mare Guides visiting Weston Lifeboat crew to hand over £160.

24th Weston-s-Mare Guides visiting Weston Lifeboat crew to hand over £160.

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A NUMBER of organisations and individuals have been raising money for Weston RNLI's lifeboat station appeal.

The RNLI is running a £300,000 appeal for a new lifeboat station.The RNLI is running a £300,000 appeal for a new lifeboat station.

The lifesaving charity launched a £300,000 appeal for a new station last year due to its deteriorating facilities on Birnbeck Pier.

It has now moved to a temporary station by Marine Lake - and the total now stands at £172,000.

Groups from the 1st Milton Scouts toured Milton and Worle on a float and held a collection in the High Street to raise £1,690.27 towards the target.

The 24th Weston Guides also raised money by organising a talent show, and selling snowmen made out of socks over Christmas.

They raised £160, and presented the cheque to lifeboat operations manager Charlie Conroy.

A coffee morning was held in Banwell by Mrs Hudson, who raised £261.

Weston Round Table, at a meeting hosted by the 41 Club, presented a cheque for £250 to fundraising chairman Peter Elmont.

Station treasurer Brian Ward said: “We are always grateful for individuals who give up their time and resources to help us. We do not get any money from government; it all comes from the public.

“Every time we launch to save a life it is only because of the marvellous support we get from people like Mrs Hudson.”

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