Scouts raise money for Weston lifeboat
By Prue_Reid | Friday, March 01, 2013, 09:27
SCOUTS in Weston-super-Mare have raised more than £1800 for the town's RNLI.
Scouts hand over the cheque to RNLI representatives.
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 £1811.08 for the RNLI in aid of the appeal for equipment for the volunteer crews at Birnbeck Island.
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 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 was presented with the cheque by one of the Scouts.
Mr Elmont thanked them for their efforts and gave a short speech about how the money they raised would be help to provide for the essential crew training 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 and last year we launched 37 times and rescued 19 people thanks to the money raised by efforts such as this."