McColl’s Supermarket at Connahs Quay has donated a cheque for £150 to Flint RNLI.
Sian Atkinson, store manager of McColl’s Supermarket Connahs Quay, presented Flint RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager Alan Forrester with a cheque for £150 toward the cost of training and equipment at Flint RNLI.
The money was raised from the sale of products to support the local community.
Alan Forrester said: ‘We are very grateful to McColl’s and their customers for their generosity, this is where the rescue begins.’
Earlier in the day the RNLI team had been in Church Street, Flint advertising the lifeboat Beacon & Fireworks night, this year the event takes place on Friday 3rd November.
Photo 1 McColl’s Connahs Quay, Alan Forrester RNLI, Sian Atkinson Manager McColl’s, & David Roberts RNLI
Photo 2 Church Street Flint, RNLI team Chris Barnes, David Roberts, & Alan Forrester
Notes to editors
- Flint RNLI lifeboat station was established 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint
Flint lifeboat as at 31st December 2016 has launched 678 times, saved 97 lives, and
Rescued a further 225 people
- Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew responded to 14 calls and saved 1 life in 2016
- Flint lifeboat has responded to 11 incidents and saved 1 life in 2017.
- Potential lifeboat crew and fundraising volunteers, contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247
RNLI media contacts
Richard Polden, Flint RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 01352711185 or 07496770596 or Danielle Rush, RNLI Media Relations Manager in Wales on 01745585162 or 07786668829 or RNLI Press Office 01202336789.
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.