Gin launched by local companies earlier this year to help the RNLI celebrate 40 years since its reopening has raised an impressive £1,000 for the charity.
The gin was released by Gin 64 and the Yellow Welly Gin club who teamed up earlier in the year to help Penarth RNLI celebrate their milestone anniversary of saving lives at sea and around the local coastline.
Rod Hill, an RNLI deputy launching authority at the station and one of the founders of the Yellow Welly Gin Club said:
"We are so grateful to Gin 64 for working with us to get this gin from initial concept to shelf, and to those who have supported the sales. Our station’s fundraising ability has really taken a hit under the COVID-19 crisis, and we are delighted with the sum raised to date."
David Cole, Director at Gin 64 said:
"As a local company, and proud member of the Penarth community we wanted to show our support for the RNLI station and the invaluable work they do."
The tipple has been popular since launch and a successful period of sales, both online and via local outlets, resulted in a recent presentation to the RNLI volunteers with a cheque for £1000.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of the station Laurie Pavelin, RNLI Penarth chairman said:
"As we mark our 40 year anniversary in Penarth this fundraising initiative has really helped us at a time when charitable donations have hit an all time low and I, and the crew, are really grateful for Gin 64 and the Yellow Welly Gin Club’s ongoing support. I know that some of the crew have really got behind the sale of the gin – with crew members purchasing bottles for friends and family”.
A small number of bottles of the RNLI Penarth Gin are still available online and will remain for sale until the new year, or until stocks run out.
You can find the Gin here.