Holyhead lifeboat leads the way at festival

Lifeboats News Release

The crew and vessels of Holyhead RNLI led the way at Holyhead Festival at the weekend.


Local children and Stormy Stan leading the carnival parade in the inshore lifeboat at Holyhead Festival

On Saturday (July 29) Holyhead RNLI were honoured to lead the carnival procession through the town and along the beach; and were even more honoured to receive a trophy for ‘Best Float’ from Mayor of Holyhead, Councillor Ann Kennedy!

On Sunday (July 30) the volunteers completed a successful rescue demonstration in the harbour, involving both lifeboats; the all -weather lifeboat Christopher Pearce and the D-class inshore lifeboat.

If that wasn't enough, crew member Ronald Roberts took part in the 'Breakwater Race' to raise funds for Holyhead RNLI. He completed the 8km run in just over 54 minutes.

Holyhead Lifeboat Press Officer Vicki Owens said:

‘As ever, we were well-supported by the local community, who gathered to watch over both days. A huge thankyou to everyone who donated to the RNLI bucket collection, or cheered the volunteers along the way.'

Holyhead crew and Stormy Stan leading the way at Holyhead Festival parade

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Holyhead Lifeboat crew members Beth Wilkinson, Matt Burgess and Sion Owens receiving the 'Best Float' trophy from Holyhead Mayor Ann Kennedy

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Crew member Ronald Roberts took part in the Breakwater Run as part of Holyhead Festival. Pictured here with fellow crew members Scott Devine, Reece Jones and Jay Garden

Karen Harris

Bth Holyhead RNLI lifeboats took part in a rescue demonstration in Holyhead harbour.

Karen Harris

Both Holyhead RNLI vessels completing their rescue demonstration on Sunday

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