Anglers say ‘thanks’ to RNLI – with a ‘Santa day’ cheque

By GEM Community Correspondent in Local People

A group of anglers from Beddau recently dropped into Porthcawl RNLI to hand over the result of a year’s fundraising – a cheque for almost £2,000.

The Taffy Anglers are a small group of sea anglers, only 20 in number with four juniors at present. They have only been around since December 2013 and have always combined fishing with fundraising.

In 2016, they set themselves a target of raising £1,000, and one event was a ‘sponsored Santa day’ in Porthcawl in December, which was a huge success with buckets being filled by the public who walk the promenade at Porthcawl’s sea front.

Jennifer Llewllyn, the mum of one of the club members, held coffee mornings throughout the year and the final count came in with a huge figure of £1,886!

Gareth Davies of Total Sea Fishing Magazine got chatting to Clive Dowsett and Mark Jones, who help run the club.

They said:?“We are a close knit group of mates all pretty much living in the same village. We fish off both boat and shore and understand the importance of supporting the RNLI, as any one of us could end up in trouble whilst out on the coast or off shore.

“It would be great to see other clubs and organisations stepping up and giving a little bit back as you never know when you may need to call out these heroes.”

Report and photographs by Gareth Davies.

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