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Visit to R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat by members of East Cheshire Sub-Aqua Club.

Lifeboats News Release

Members of the East Cheshire Sub-Aqua Club called at the RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat station just prior to the lifeboat being launched on exercise and made a donation of £1010 to lifeboat funds.

Members of the East Cheshire Sub-Aqua Club & beaumaris Lifeboat Shore Crew

RNLI/Phillip Griffiths

Members of the East Cheshire Sub-Aqua Club & Beaumaris Lifeboat Shore Crew

Unfortunately prior to the presentation a request was received from the U.K.Coastguard for the lifeboat to launch on service to a vessel with engine difficulties by Puffin Island.

The presentation was made by Mr Kevin Phillips of the East Cheshire Sub-Aqua Club to Mr Phil Grenville the Lifeboat Operations Manager.

Kevin Phillips is Diving Officer with the East Cheshire Sub Aqua Club which organised the trip for 200 scuba divers from 14 BSAC clubs across the North West and North Wales. He said “Our flotilla down the Menai Strait and picnic at Beaumaris is an annual event .It is always a good day out. It is a great opportunity for us to get together and raise money for the RNLI and we were delighted to be able to, present them with a cheque for £1,010.”

Phil Greville, Beaumaris RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said “As a charity the RNLI relies on donations just like this generous one from the East Cheshire Sub-Aqua Club. Everyone at the station is hugely appreciative of this gesture, which will help us save more lives at sea.”

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