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Moelfre RNLI lifeboat volunteers assist local community council in a play day
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All the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat crew were delighted to volunteer and help with this event, we are always supported by the local community and this is our way of showing them our appreciation.
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Lifeboats News Release
Author: Dave Massey
The Moelfre RNLI lifeboat crew recently gave their support and assistance to a government scheme aimed at promoting children’s play.
The afternoon, held on Tuesday (7th August) was the first of four similar events to be held in the village. It involved the local community coming together and the village children taking part in various sports and games. The event which was held at the Moelfre primary school was organised by local PCSO Iona Beckmann along with Mrs Gwenda Parry on behalf of the Community Council.
The family orientated event was also attended by 80 year old Arthur Newnes and 20 year old Lucy Beesley who were both Olympic torch bearers. Marvin Walsh from Tyn-y-Gongle football club volunteered his time to teach the children football skills. Other instructors encouraged the children to play tennis; handball and cricket. The children enjoyed supervised playing on the large inflatable bouncy castle and competing in children’s sumo wrestling.
Gwenda Parry said:
‘I am extremely pleased with the way the day went and it was really great to see the local children outside, taking part in the games and sporting activities. It was also lovely to see all the local families enjoying the activities together. Iona and I want to thank everyone who gave up their time to support this day and in particular the Volunteers of the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station for helping out and making it a great success. We are very fortunate in Moelfre to have a strong sense of community and the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat crew are at the centre of this community, and they are always willing to help out’.
Moelfre RNLI lifeboat mechanic Vince Jones said:
‘All the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat crew were delighted to volunteer and help with this event, we are always supported by the local community and this is our way of showing them our appreciation. By the lifeboat crew interacting with the local community and local children we are getting to know and encourage the next generation of Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat volunteers’.
Notes to editors
• Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1830. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.moelfrelifeboat.co.uk
• Attached is an image of some of the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat volunteer crew along with Gwenda Parry with some of the local children.
• This year’s Moelfre Lifeboat day will be held on Saturday August 18th 2012
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For more information please telephone Dave Massey, Moelfre RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press officer on 07917 267213
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