Groups raise lifeboat funds
PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 May 2014
A NUMBER of organisations and individuals have been raising money for Weston RNLI's lifeboat station appeal.
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.”