Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier buys donkey statue to raise funds for permanent RNLI lifeboat centre

PUBLISHED: 17:29 09 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:29 09 August 2018

Weston-super-Mares Grand Pier owner Michelle Michael and RNLI fundraising chairman Peter Elmont stood with Angus.

Weston-super-Mares Grand Pier owner Michelle Michael and RNLI fundraising chairman Peter Elmont stood with Angus.

Archant

Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier has bought Angus the donkey statue to help support the fund of a permanent base for the town’s RNLI lifeboat charity.

The organisation purchased the sculpture which featured on its original donkey trail during the summer of 2010.

Weston’s RNLI had been gifted Angus by artist Zoe Hilton after she repaired its ear.

The pier bought the statue from the life-saving charity for £500 to be put towards a permanent lifeboat centre.

Fundraising chairman for Weston’s RNLI, Peter Elmont, said: “We’re very grateful to the pier for its generosity which will help us get a step closer to providing a new home for Weston’s lifeboats.”

The charity moved into temporary accommodation near Knightstone Island after volunteers could not safely move across its previous base at Birnbeck Pier.

Angus will be placed at the end of the pier and will replace Giggles the Gromit sculpture on September 2.

More from Weston Mercury

15:38

North Somerset’s two MPs have both pledged their allegiance to Prime Minister Theresa May.

Read more
17:00

Shoppers will be able to park in Weston-super-Mare for free in the run-up to Christmas.

Read more
North Somerset Council Weston-super-Mare

A decision on whether almost 50 homes will be built on an industrial estate will be made soon.

Read more
11:23

Planning a wedding? The Royal Hotel’s wedding coordinator Haley Montgomery shares her top tips on winter weddings and more.

Read more

Outstanding building projects were recognised at an award ceremony at Weston Museum last week.

Read more
10:16

The Mercury’s big festive giveaway continued this week, as a Winscombe woman was ‘overwhelmed’ after winning a coveted prize worth hundreds of pounds.

Read more

Pupils and teachers from Locking Preschool hosted a Christmas fair at the village hall this weekend.

Read more

A Weston bar has had a £10,000 makeover to ‘brighten it up’ and give it a new feel.

Read more

The winner of this year’s Turnip Prize is a plastic dog on top of a bowl full of jelly.

Read more
11:00

Excited children spent the morning making Christingles during a messy church service in Weston.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: -1°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists