SARA is delighted to report that thanks to a grant from the maritime charity, Trinity House, and the generosity of our supporters, the launch tractor appeal fund has now reached £1,500. Thank you so much to all who have donated so far. We still need more though! On 5 February 2024 the Netherend Inn in Woolaston is holding a bingo night to raise funds for the appeal – should be a fun night with fab prizes– all welcome. Beachley lifeboats are launched down the slipway under the M48 bridge. The machine we use today, and which has served us magnificently for over 20 years, is a dumper truck re-engineered by a SARA team. However, it now spends a lot of time stripped down for repairs that are increasingly unsustainable, so the time has come to retire this much loved machine and replace it. £30,000 is needed to replace the launch tractor, which is crucial in enabling SARA to continue its work helping to keep people safe on the Severn Estuary and the River Wye. More information is available on the website including details on how you can support this appeal. See less