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Biker's bonanza for Flint RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI benefitted from a gift from North West Chapter of the Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association.

Martin Evans presents RNLI Alan Forrester with cheque for £500

RNLI/Richard Polden

North West Widows & Sons Masonic Chapter Bikers

Northwest Chapter of the Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association called in at Flint RNLI lifeboat station and presented the local lifeboat with a cheque for £500. At a recent rally in Mold over 350 bikers attended and raised £5,000 and this was divided equally between 10 different worthy causes.

Alan Forrester, volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager at Flint RNLI, thanked the bikers for their generous donation, which will be used for volunteer crew training at Flint. He also wished them well with their continued good work which includes co-ordinating and transporting blood samples between major hospitals.

Notes to editors:

The attached photo shows Dave Roberts of the RNLI; bikers Nev Owens and Al Doyle; Alan Forrester, Flint RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager; Al Sullivan, president of the bikers group; Glyn Tyndale; Martin Evans presenting the cheque; Dave Hughes; Hugh Jackson.

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

  • 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 12 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 01352 711185 or 07496 770596 or Danielle Rush, RNLI Regional Media Manager in Wales and West, on 01745 585162 or 07786 668829 or RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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