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Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat Open Day set to be best yet!

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday the 23rd of July 2016, between 11am and 5pm, volunteers from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station will host their annual Open Day – with this year’s event set to be the best yet!

This year’s Open Day will once again provide members of the public with an opportunity to see both of the Station’s Lifeboats close-up and in action.  In addition to the Lifeboats, Crewmembers will be on hand to explain the work of the charity locally and share their experiences of saving lives at sea.  This year, the Open Day will also welcome members of the RNLI’s Respect the Water team, who’ll be providing information on how best stay safe whilst at sea – including a free life-jacket safety check.  As in previous years , volunteers from the Station’s shop will be selling RNLI themed goods and home-made cakes, with all proceeds going towards the Station’s running costs.

Further to showcasing the RNLI and Criccieth Lifeboat Station, the Open Day welcomes Criccieth’s HM Coastguard team, the Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team, North Wales Police and North Wales Fire Service – with a fire engine from Porthmadog station attending. 

Throughout the day there will be live music, bouncy castle, face painting and pizza’s prepared by Dylans’ Restaurant for sale.  Depending on conditions, there will be boats from the Porthmadog Rowing Club in attendance, offering taster sessions for budding rowers.

Unless called into action, there will be two Lifeboat display launches during the day.   

 

ENDS

For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn on 07554445316 or Ifer_Gwyn@rnli.org.uk  

 



 

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland