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Flint RNLI Open Day and Dog Show

Lifeboats News Release

Flint Emergency Services Day last Saturday was quickly followed on Sunday by the annual RNLI Open Day and Dog Show.

RNLI/Richard Polden

Flint RNLI lifeboat at Jollyes with staff & volunteers

The event was supported by Jollyes of Flint and was a huge success for both the public wanting to learn more about the RNLI and the regular supporters entering their pets in the Dog Show.

Over 70 dogs were entered in 12 classes and the first five dogs in each class were awarded rosettes.

The event produced over £430 for lifeboat funds from dog show entries, raffles, refreshments, and donations in the RNLI collection box.

Flint RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer Richard Polden said: 'We are really grateful to Jollyes for supporting the event once again, we are also grateful to our many local supporters who turn up year after year with their dogs, our thanks also go to Wenna and Stuart who officiated on the day.'

Notes to editors:

Report from Richard Polden Flint RNLI volunteer press officer, telephone 01352711185 or 07496770576

- 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 responded to 14 calls and saved 1 life in 2016

- Flint lifeboat has responded to 7 incidents and saved 1 life in 2017.

- Potential lifeboat crew and funraising volunteers can contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247

RNLI media contacts

Richard Polden, Flint RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 01352711185 or 07496770596 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Offficer in Wales on 01745 585162 or 07748 265496 or RNLI Press Office 01202336789.

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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