Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Sun, sand, fun and fundraising for RNLI at Tenby

LIFEGUARDS from the RNLI want the public to join them for a fun-packed fundraising activity day on Tenby South beach on Friday, August 28.

People of all ages can take part in the fun, which will include sandcastle competitions, obstacle courses, tug of war, face painting, five-a-side football and inflatable surf board rides.

Phil Davies, RNLI Deputy Divisional Lifeguard Manager, said:

"As a charity, we rely solely on donations. This day is a fun way of highlighting the role of an RNLI lifeguard. There will be plenty of activities for both locals and visitors to enjoy for a small donation to the RNLI."

RNLI lifeguards will give basic first aid presentations, offer beach safety advice and take part in several sponsored challenges.

Last year in Pembrokeshire alone, RNLI lifeguards responded to 509 incidents and assisted 561 people.

Pembrokeshire County Council currently funds the lifeguards, while the extensive training and equipment needed is provided by the RNLI. It costs the charity an average of £1,000 each year to train and equip each lifeguard.


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