Conwy Lifeboat receives generous donation after Classical Music Festival
Conwy RNLI lifeboat has received a generous donation of £1400 following the close of the Conwy Classical Music Festival in St Mary’s Church in the centre of Conwy.
A series of concerts were held in St. Mary’s Church between the 23rd and the 29th of July. The last concert, which was held on the evening of July 29th, attracted a packed out audience of over 400.
Taking part in the final concert were, Côr y Brythoruiaid, Côr Ieuenctid Dyffryn Conwy, Sian Wyn Gibson (Mezzo soprano), John Eifion (Tenor) and Dafydd Huw (Harp).
Organisers of the festival attended Conwy Lifeboat Station on crew training night (Wednesday 16th August) to present the cheque, just prior to the volunteer crew launching on exercise. An RNLI spokesman said “We are very grateful for this donation and as a charity we could not continue to operate without such generous donations from members of the public”.
Pictured: (Left to right) Helen Jones (Crew), Frank Ranson (Chairman), Chris Roberts, Caroline Sherlock, Ewa Bajerska (Crew).
Notes to editors
- Conwy lifeboat station has been operating since 1966.
- To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/conwy
RNLI media contacts
Danny-Lee Davies, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07999321639
Alan Flood, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07871505513
Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer (Wales and West) on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162
Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.
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.