Weston-super-Mare Sea Angling Association make generous donation to the town’s RNLI Lifeboat Station

Members from the association presented a cheque for £550 to the local RNLI volunteers who are based at the temporary lifeboat station on Knightstone Plaza.

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea and relies on donations and legacies to continue providing its service. It is independent of the government so every donation is vital to its lifesaving activities.

The Weston-super-Mare Sea Angling Association (WSMSAA) has been making donations to the Weston RNLI Station for a number of years.

They donate the proceeds from their annual fishing competition, hold raffles and gain sponsorship; all in aid of the local RNLI.

Nigel Pepper, Chairman of WSMSAA said: ‘Being associated with the RNLI reminds our members how important it is to be aware of the strong tides, especially in Weston, which can quickly catch you out. We encourage everyone to check the tide times as part of their preparations in any activity at the coast. We are well aware of the superb work done by the RNLI and are always happy to help.’

Jenny Williams, Weston RNLI Deputy Launching Authority said: ‘The RNLI is financed by public donations which enables our volunteers to provide a life-saving service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is a very generous donation and we are very grateful to the Sea Angling Association for their continued support in our mission of saving lives at sea’.