Youngsters support RNLI, as Penarth lifeboat crew members rescue two people cut off by tide
2:20pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
FAMILY: (from left) Louis, Maddy and Francesca Carver sold homemade lemonade and cakes to raise money for the RNLI.
PENARTH RNLI rescued two people cut off by the tide last week - and in a show of support for the volunteer lifesavers, three local children spent the end of their summer holiday raising money for the charity.
Six-year-old twins Louis and Francesca Carver and 11-year-old sister Maddy sold homemade lemonade and cakes from their grandfather's kart 'The Woberly' - well known to Penarthians from the annual Summer Festival Downhill Derby.
Evenlode pupil Louis came up with the idea after reading the RNLI Storm Force magazines, and the trio raised awareness of their stall - at Robinswood Crescent last Thursday (August 30) - by posting leaflets to houses in the town.
Louis said: "I wanted to raise money for the RNLI as they save people at sea."
Stanwell pupil Maddy added: "We made £147 - enough to buy a whole kit for a lifeguard on the beach or three good pairs of boots and gloves for a lifeboat man."
* Penarth RNLI are reminding walkers to check tide times before they set off - after the crew rescued people cut off by the tide near St Mary's Well Bay for the second time in two weeks.
The most recent rescue was last Thursday, August 30, when helm Nathan Cummins and his crew of Karl Lawrence and Alex Kalebic launched Penarth's inshore lifeboat at 6pm.
A man and a woman were trapped against the cliff edge with only a tiny area of beach left, and were lucky the crew reached them in time.
Nathan said: "The tides around Penarth's coast can come in very quickly and catch people unaware. It's vital to check the tide times before you set out and allow plenty of time to get to your destination around the coast."