Minehead Gardening Association donates check to RNLI

A TEAM of gardeners donated nearly £ 300 to Minehead RNLI to fund a major renovation of the lifeboat station.

Minehead Gardening Association members donated £ 275 of the plant sales proceeds as a contribution to the RNLI’s £ 250,000 goal.

The goal is a quarter of the total cost of the program created by the RNLI.

As a result of the renovation, the 120-year-old listed building will be modernized and expanded.

The station will be expanded to include land that the RNLI has purchased from the community.

An extension on the ground floor creates space for a team changing room with showers, a mechanic’s workshop and a souvenir shop.

There will also be a continuous garage in the back of the building, which will allow the D-Class, which is normally started in port, to stay with its tractor permanently, so that the crew can reduce their reaction times by minutes.

The renovation work is to begin in late autumn.

Minehead RNLI Chairman Richard Newton said they are receiving ongoing financial support.

“We are very grateful to the Minehead Gardening Association: they have a good track record of raising funds for various charities and we are delighted that they have chosen to support a local project this time around,” he said.

To donate and support the call, visit justgiving.com/campaign/Minehead-RNLI-Lifeboat-Station-Appeal.

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