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Gwynedd County High Sheriff Visits Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

Dr Peter Harlech Jones, the High Sheriff of Gwynedd, who is a close neighbour of the Criccieth Lifeboat Station, came to visit the station as his last duty prior to handing over to his successor on 1st April, 2017.

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Pedr Harlech and Peter Williams
He was given a tour of the Lifeboat Station and met the Crew following which he presented the Station with a cheque for £1100, a sum raised following a celebrity concert held in Criccieth during his year in office. The previous week, the High Sheriff had presented his personal award to the Station in appreciation of the hard work and personal dedication of the Crew in saving lives in Tremadog Bay.

Peter Williams, Lifeboat Operations Manager said “ we were very pleased to welcome Peter and his partner, to the station and are grateful for the cheque and award. They will continue to support the station as they have recently agreed to become volunteer helpers at our lifeboat shop”.

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