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Solihull digs deep to help fund new RNLI boat

Solihull Editorial 12th May, 2024   0

KIND-HEARTED SIlhillians dug deep and helped raise vital funds for a new all-weather lifeboat.

The Solihull branch of the RNLI donated £5,733.00 to the New Quay RNLI Appeal, which was set up by New Quay Lifeboat Station in Ceredigion, Wales, to raise vital funds to cover training costs and equipment in readiness for the arrival of their new Shannon class all-weather lifeboat.

Solihull Branch pledged that all monies raised by them in 2023 would be allocated to that appeal.

Solihull Branch press and publicity officer, David Herriott, said: “To raise over £5,700.00 in Solihull is amazing and we extend our grateful thanks to all who donated to our local collections.”

Figures show the total amount raised by the New Quay RNLI Appeal amounted to £102,006.00.

Alice Coleman, RNLI community manager for Wales, said: “A great amount of the appeal income has also come from the wonderful efforts by RNLI fundraising branches including Solihull. We are so grateful to everyone who has supprted us along the way.”

RNLI New Quay’s new Shannon class lifeboat “RNLB Roy Barker V”, costing over £2.5million, was officially placed service in September last after months of training and willnow be Saving Lives at Sea for years to come.

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