Milton Scouts donate funds collected from Christmas shoppers to the Weston RNLI Station

1st Milton Scouts from Weston-super-Mare came to the Temporary Station to present a cheque for £1852.19.

The 1st Milton Scout Group has been collecting money for the RNLI for over 20 years. This Christmas, the Group, which includes Beavers, Cubs Scouts and Explorers, collected the impressive sum of £1852.19 for the RNLI in aid of the appeal for a new station as the volunteer crews can no longer use Birnbeck Island.  The Scouts came down one evening to the Temporary Station on Knightstone Causeway to see the boats and the crew.

Organised by Scout Committee member Alan Reynolds, they took a Carol Float on Street Collections in Weston during some of the cold weather before Christmas. They also used the Weston RNLI Publicity ex D Class Lifeboat in Weston High Street collecting from shoppers and visitors.

All money raised each year is split 50:50 between the Troop and the RNLI.

Mr Peter Elmont, chair of the RNLI Fundraisers in Weston and Charlotte Conroy, Lifeboat Operations Manager were presented with the cheque by one of the Scouts.

Mrs Conroy thanked them for their efforts and gave a short speech about how the money they raised would be help towards the cost of a brand new station which will enable our crews to carry out their task of saving lives at sea.

Mr Elmont said; ‘It is wonderful to see how the youth of today can go to so much trouble to raise money for our charity. Weston station is the busiest in the South Bristol Channel in 2013 we launched 37 times and rescued 19 people thanks to the money raised by efforts such as this.

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