Hotels association presents last of its funds to Weston RNLI

PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 May 2018

The Hotels and Restaurant Association members presented the cheque to the RNLI.

The Hotels and Restaurant Association members presented the cheque to the RNLI.


A hotel organisation in Weston-super-Mare has donated the last of its funds to the RNLI.

The Weston Hotels and Restaurants Association closed in 2015, but was left with some cash in the bank, which it has passed onto the Weston RNLI.

The association members visited the lifeboat station last week to present the team with a cheque for £7,000.

Keith Fearn, president of the association, said: “We wanted the money to go to a local charity and we felt the local RNLI certainly deserves it with all the lives they save.

“We toured its temporary facilities and it’s in desperate need of a new station.

“We hope this will help towards paying for that.”

Peter Elmont, chairman of the Weston RNLI fundraising committee, said: “We are very grateful for this donation.

“It just shows how the people of Weston care for their RNLI lifeboat station.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Weston Mercury. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Weston Mercury