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Criccieth Pony Show and Gymkhana donate funds to Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

On the evening of Thursday, May 26th 2016 volunteer crewmembers from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station received a cheque for £1,254.29 from the Criccieth Pony Show.

The cheque was presented to the crew by Mr. John R. Owen, on behalf of the Pony Show and in memory of the late Tomos Llywelyn Pritchard.  The monies were presented as The Pony Show was disbanded following the 2001 foot and mouth outbreak.

On behalf of Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat, Peter Williams Criccieth’s Lifeboat Operations Manager commented ‘It is with great pleasure that I receive this cheque on behalf of the Station.  I’d like to thank John for the generous gift which will go towards the purchase of essential life saving equipment’.


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