Gift comes on RNLI SOS Day.

The family of teenager Jason McCarthy, who almost drowned whilst swimming off Barry Island in September, have planned a special visit to the station today (29 January) on the charity’s annual fundraising event. Grandfather John Williams, of Cwmbran, who handed the volunteer crew £200 after Jason was saved, is now presenting an additional £100 towards RNLI SOS Day.

Mr Williams, will be joined by Jason and his father Mostyn McCarthy in visiting the RNLI rescuers who spotted the teenager face down in the water, not breathing and without a pulse. He got into difficulty whilst out swimming with a friend. They will be offering their best wishes to the RNLI crew as they celebrate the charity’s biggest fundraising day of the year.

RNLI branches and guilds, groups, schools, businesses and organisations across Wales will be getting involved in SOS inspired events today. From a Sip Our Soup lunch at St Davids’ City Hall to a See Our Snowdrops open garden event at Angle in Pembrokeshire, people have been pulling out all the stops to support the RNLI’s volunteer crews.

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