TWO gin businesses have teamed up to help Penarth RNLI celebrate 40 years since its 1980 reopening with the launch of a limited edition version called “RNLI Penarth Gin”.

Gin 64 and the Yellow Welly Gin club’s limited-edition gin will be sold online, directly to the public, with £5 from each sale going direct to Penarth lifeboat station funds.

Rod Hill, a 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 launch this product.

“Our station’s fundraising ability has really taken a hit under the covid-19 crisis and we hope this promotion will help us raise much needed funds.

“Throughout lockdown our lifeboats have remained operational with volunteer crew members ready to launch at a moment’s notice.

“However, our usual fundraising activities like the shop and branch events have completely stopped.”


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RNLI Penarth Gin was described by Gin 64 director Jacques Aviles as a premium, triple distilled Welsh dry gin, naturally prominent with notes of juniper, liquorice, cardamom citrus, orris root and paradise.

“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”, said Gin 64 director David Cole.

Penarth’s affiliation with the RNLI first started in 1861, however in 1905 the station was closed.

Following a highly successful public campaign, a RNLI station was re-established in 1980, and since then the station has gone from strength to strength.

Local licensed premises have been approached to see if they will stock and promote the RNLI Penarth Gin, with members of the public able to purchase online

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