NEARLY £1,000 has been raised for the RNLI in just three days after volunteers took to Penarth town centre.

A variety of volunteers from different organisations took to the streets to help with fundraising for the largest charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of the UK. All the money collected will go to the local Penarth lifeboat station.

A total of £998.71 was raised in the three day long collection, which will go towards helping the station continue to run as well as provide equipment, training and maintain their lifeboats.

Jason Dunlop, lifeboat operations manager for the Penarth lifeboat station said: "We are delighted with the sum of money raised following our bucket collection in the town which will be used by the station for both kit and training purposes.

"Special thanks goes to our team of volunteer collectors who gave us their time to collect. “