The annual event on Weston’s beachfront collected money for the RNLI in a sand sculpture of a wishing well in addition to the sale of RNLI badges.
Project Manager for Weston Sand Sculpture Festival Ltd, Danny Jacobs and his staff at the local attraction, affectionately calling themselves ‘Team Orange’, support a different local charity annually.
Danny contacted the local RNLI fundraising branch to invite Weston’s lifeboat station to be this year’s chosen charity.
On the final day of this year’s event on Sunday 07 October, crew from the local station and the fundraising branch attended the venue to receive the donations that were generously made by the public.
RNLI Fundraising Chairman, Peter Elmont said: ‘We are extremely grateful to Danny and ‘Team Orange’ for their support towards our fundraising activities. Every pound that is donated to the RNLI goes towards supplying the local volunteer lifeboat crew with vital life-saving equipment which enables them to continue saving lives at sea’.
The above photographs should be credited to RNLI/Weston-super-Mare and show the following:
- RNLI Fundraising Chairman, Peter Elmont with Project Manager, Danny Jacobs and staff at the RNLI wishing well sand sculpture.
- Local fundraising ‘volunteer’ Sammy the guide dog at the RNLI wishing well sand sculpture.