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Bill blown away by lighthouse bid response

Thousands donated in just 48 hours

The man behind Beach Buddies says he's been blown away by the response so far to his appeal for donations to buy a landmark in the north of the Isle of Man.

On Sunday, Bill Dale asked the public for help, as he aims to bid for the Winkie lighthouse at the Point of Ayre, to use as a northern base for the charity.

In the 48 hours since he has had £7,000 pledged, leaving him just £3,000 short of the asking price.

Bill says he wasn't expecting things to happen so quickly, if at all:

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