Holyhead lifeboat leads the way at festival
The crew and vessels of Holyhead RNLI led the way at Holyhead Festival at the weekend.
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.'
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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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries
Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.
The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland