Pembroke Ladies Lifeboat Guild has extended “one big thank you” to everyone who ‘rescued’ the 2023 RNLI Angle Walk and Dog Show.
The show, described as a true ‘one crew’ exercise, raised £500 pounds over all, with every penny going to the life-saving charity.
“The donation of Angle AFC field site was priceless,” said Chair Daphne Bush.
“Huge thanks to club coach, Andrew Thomas, Chair, Peter Thomas and Sara Thomas, of the Pembroke Packaging family.
“The site offer was the first ‘miracle’ in the event planning! Positivity continued.
“Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Footpath officer, approached, provided thorough safety guidance for would-be walkers and marshals.
Advertising began with confidence.
“Massive thanks to Rachael and Anna for poster design and over 24 locations which displayed for us,” added Daphne.
Hazelbeach Community Council provided the Registration marquee, erected and delivered by Mark Vines the day before.
On Sunday, Mark ran the course in 33 minutes!
Phil Bradden, of Pembroke Packaging, kindly donated paper goods for teas and the barbecue.
The barbecue breakfast menu, always a must to start the day, was kindly donated by Guild Vice President, Mrs Shirley Wheeler and Keith Adie of Upton Farm Foods.
John Burns, of Burnspet Nutrition, Kidwelly, donated a never-ending amount of treats, souvenirs and pet food. It encouraged many entries for the five-class Novelty Dog Show, organised by Ira and Tamzin and judged ably by Alice Coleman, RNLI area Community Manager.
Off duty - but not quite - Master chef SSgt Jason Willis transported ‘everything’ to and from Angle. Jase then cheffed the barbecue all day with Guild member Rachael.
“Huge thanks to Guild members and their families who donated and served refreshments, took photos, assembled BBQs, parked cars, also entertaining our junior RNLI volunteers in the making,” said Daphne.
“Great to have support to from Angle crew Clive and Alan, Coxswain Lewis Creese and his family too.“
Emma and George Gear, of Chapel Fort, provided parking for marshal Philip Aston, enabling easy access to the coastal path, should walkers need first aid or assistance.
A year away but Angle AFC has invited this event back to Angle field next year.
The invitation has been accepted.
2024 marks the 200th birthday of the RNLI, and the 75th birthday of Pembroke Ladies Lifeboat Guild. They intend to make this a very special celebration year for their loyal supporters in all they plan. In the meantime, check out RNLI 200 on the RNLI website and hear the daily podcasts in countdown to the charity’s inaugural birthday service in Westminster Abbey in March 2024.
Daphne added: “On behalf of Pembroke Ladies Lifeboat Guild, of the RNLI, I should like to thank the staff of the Tenby Observer for their support“.