Queen's Baton Relay visits Criccieth's RNLI Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

On the afternoon of Friday the 8th of September, 2017 the Queen's Baton Relay visited Criccieth's RNLI Lifeboat Station as part of its journey around the Commonwealth.

Member of Criccieth's RNLI Lifeboat crew with Paralympian Stephen Thomas

RNLI/Ifer Gwyn

Member of Criccieth's RNLI Lifeboat crew with Paralympian Stephen Thomas
The Baton Relay is part of preparations ahead of next year's Commonwealth Games which will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia. During its visit it was carried by Paralympic and World Champion Sailor, Stephen Thomas.

The Queen's Baton was transported by Criccieth Lifeboat to a motorboat moored offshore at Criccieth before being taken to Pwllheli. It will next visit the Channel Islands.

For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn on 07554445316

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