THE SOLIHULL branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) has thrown its support behind training a crew for a new boat in Wales.
The charity’s New Quay Lifeboat Station has launched an appeal to raise £105,600 to cover the cost of vital training of the crew and also the transportation cost of the new Shannon all weather lifeboat and other items needed at the station.
Throughout the year Solihull’s RNLI will be raising funds to help cover the costs through collections at supermarkets railway stations, and its annual Lifeboat Day street collection on June 24.
Over the past 34 years the Solihull branch has supported a number of Welsh lifeboats including at Abersoch, Porthdinllaen and Pwllheli.
David Herriott, RNLI Solihull branch press and publicity officer said, “The beaches in Wales are the nearest for holidaymakers from the West Midlands and therefore it seems appropriate for us give support to the Lifeboat Stations there.
“For New Quay to be allocated a Shannon class lifeboat, the newest and most modern in the fleet, is fantastic news and Solihull Branch has pledged itself to assisting to raise the additional funds required for training the crew etc.”
To donate visit www.rnli.org/NewQuayAppeal.