A LIFEBOAT station on the Llyn Peninsula has received a welcome financial boost from jetskiers.

Over summer, nearly 100 jet skis turned up in Porthmadog to ride along the coastline of Dwyfor and Meirionnydd to Aberdyfi and back in a bid to raise money for charity and to promote a more positive image of jet skiers.

Unfortunately, the weather on the day shorted the ride, which saw riders turn around in Barmouth, and saw the number of jet ski pilots reduced.

Despite the problems, the Blackrock Blast still raised over £8,000 for charity, with Wales Air Ambulance and three RNLI stations all receiving a four-figure sum from PWC Gwynedd, the organisers of the run.

Last weekend, Scott Beeland and Adam Stokes, who helped organise the fund-raiser met with Criccieth lifeboat operations manager Peter Williams to hand him a cheque for £1,500.

A spokesperson for Criccieth RNLI said: “Many thanks to Scott and the team for their generous donation.”