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Flint RNLI’s anniversary display

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI have opened a small 50th Anniversary Exhibition at Flint Library, the exhibition shows photographs of the Rescue boat pre 1966, up to the current day.

In May 1966 the RNLI took over from the original rescue boat and since that time have launched 670 times and saved 97 lives.

To mark the anniversary there will be a ‘Coffee Morning’ in the library on Wednesday 25th May at 10.30, with a presentation on the work of the RNLI by Flint RNLI volunteer Press Officer Richard Polden. Earlier in the month, on Saturday the 14th May, Flint Ladies Choir will give a concert at the Gwynedd School. Entrance for the concert is £5.

Photo: RNLI 50th Anniversary Exhibition Flint Library 

Report from Richard Polden Flint RNLI volunteer Press Officer, telephone 01352711185

Notes to editors
Flint lifeboat station has been operating since 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint  
Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew have responded to 16 calls to date in 2015 and saved four lives, and assisted seven others.
Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew have responded to 3 calls to date in 2016
Potential lifeboat volunteers should contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247
Flint RNLI are celebrating its 50th Birthday in May 2016
Flint lifeboat station will receive a new ‘D class’ lifeboat ‘The Lady Barbara’ in 2016.
For details about the Flint lifeboat appeal contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or or by email.