Successful RNLI Christmas Carol Service raises £400 for the local volunteer crew

It was standing room only at the annual event hosted at the Salvation Army Citadel in Carlton Street on Monday 03 December.

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea and relies on fund raising through a variety of events along with legacy donations and the great work done by the fundraising branches around the UK.

Music was provided by the Salvation Army Band who played a selection of Christmas hymns and carols that were joyfully sung by the audience and RNLI crew. Christmas songs were also performed by the Salvation Army Singers who entertained the audience with their lively renditions. As part of the Salvation Army Service led by Major Toy of the Weston Citadel, readings were given by members of the RNLI crew, fundraisers and management.

Mince-pies and coffee were served after the event whilst RNLI Christmas cards were also on sale to the public.

There was a collection during the service in aid of the RNLI which was generously donated to by public raising £400 for the volunteer crew.

Don Sutherland, Chairman of the Weston RNLI Lifeboat Management Group said: ‘It was a great turn out for the service in aid of our local volunteers who have fantastic support throughout the community. I thank the Salvation Army for their support in hosting the event with us and pay homage to the great work that they also do for our community’.