Generous donations help Weston-super-Mare RNLI Appeal for a new station

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Donations from the Weston Community are swelling the coffers of our Appeal and offers of help keep coming in..

 

Many individuals and organisations are helping us with our task of raising funds for an appeal for the desperately needed new lifeboat station. Sometimes it is a loved one who wanted to leave funds for us. Sometimes it is an event which has been organised to raise money for us. Sometimes it is by giving us essential time or facilities which would otherwise have cost us money.

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The mother of David Hoggarth, the owner and manager of Huttons ltd, Fiat dealers of Bleadon, left the extremely generous sum of £5000 for him to donate to a local lifeboat station. She had been a keen sailor around West Wales and the Bristol Channel. Mr Hoggarth himself used to have a boat in Weston Bay for many years. He had seen at first hand the condition of Birnbeck Island deteriorate in recent years. It was a clear choice for him to decide to donate the money to the Weston-super-Mare RNLI Appeal.

 

At a presentation of the cheque at Huttons Motors he said; ‘

Thank you all for coming this morning to receive the £5k donation from my Mother towards the WSM boathouse appeal. I am confident that my Mother is very pleased that you have received this money for such a good and lasting objective. We just ask you to use the money wisely.

 

An RNLI charity quiz night was organised by Peter Phillips and was held at the Claremont Vaults on the 21st February. A raffle also took place with the prizes being donated by the quiz entrants.

A total of £250 was raised and presented by Quiz Master Peter Phillips to Weston super Mare new Lifeboat Station appeal.

Peter said “it was a fantastic fun filled event supported enthusiastically by RNLI supporters & quizzers alike; we hope to do this on a regular basis”

 

The Weston Town Centre Partnership is the action-orientated initiative formed in 1998 as Weston’s Town Centre Management Partnership, that brings together private and not for profit sectors to improve the town centre and promote Weston to itself and others. Known as Weston BID, one of their projects was to sell picture postcards of Birnbeck Island, and in doing so they raised £330.

 

Finally local security company “Spansec Security” have donated and installed a new security and monitoring system for our temporary Lifeboat Station at Knightstone Harbour.

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