Mumbles lifeboat station appeal nears halfway mark
RAFT racers and children from Neath have played their part in propelling the Mumbles lifeboat station appeal into overdrive.
The RNLI’s £136,000 appeal is nearing the halfway mark after the Mumbles raft race raised nearly £22,000 towards the target.
That is on top of the £38,000 already in the bank.
The raft race featured the usual range of contraptions - watertight and otherwise - including a vessel fashioned by star of BBC series The Call Centre, Nev Wilshire, and his crew.
But no less impressive was the £60 raised by pupils from Alderman Davies Church in Wales Primary School, Neath, who wanted to chip in after a tour of Mumbles lifeboat station.
Teacher Kath Davies said: “We visited the RNLI as part of a topic we were studying, and were given a very knowledgeable talk about the role of RNLI volunteers.
“We think they do an amazing job and realise the importance of their work. We were so grateful to one of the volunteers, Andy Miles, for giving up his time to talk to us. The donation was our way of saying thank you.”
Contractors remain on schedule to complete the £9.5million all-weather lifeboat house and slipway, which will accommodate a new Tamar class lifeboat, by the end of the year.