Despite the current COVID-19 lockdown the crew and supporters of Penarth RNLI will mark a significant milestone this week.Â Â Whilst Penarthâ€™s affiliation with the RNLI first started in 1861, in 1905 the station was closed.Â Â However following a highly successful public campaign an RNLI station was reestablished in 1980.Â Â Since then the station has gone from strength to strength.Â Â
To mark the official day of reopening, at 11am on the 17thÂ June the Station’s Facebook followers are invited to a live online Q&A session.Â Â It is hoped that people will be able to share their memories of the lifeboat and the contribution that the station has made to the local community.Â Â Additional events to mark the history of the lifeboat in Penarth will be promoted throughout the year once lockdown eases.
The RNLI, like many charities is facing a funding crisis through the COVID-19 crisis, and Penarth RNLI has set up a JustGiving page to help raise monies to mark the 40thÂ Anniversary, with a target of Â£500.00Â
Anyone interested is asked to follow this link.Â https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rnlipenarth40th
The Penarth Nationwide Branch has kindly offered to nominate the RNLI in Penarth as their charity of the year.Â Â They are happy to accept donations made at the branch, and will also be accepting any foreign currency that supporters might like to donate.Â