Penarth's RNLI crews get 'a head' at Cardiff Eistedfodd
With the National Eistedfodd based in Cardiff Bay, Penarth's volunteer lifeboat crews carried a rather strange 'casualty' over the water yesterday 4th August 2018.
Brân featured in the Carnifal y Môr which, part of the eistedffod, literally and fittingly, the 'carnival of the sea'.
We also transported a hand-made quilt which has been made by many people who have recently made their home in Wales.
Although not strictly an exercise we believe this gave our crews chance to handle a 'larger than life' casualty, but also gave us an opportunity to show our commitment to Wales, and the ever changing population of our capital city.
It was also a great opportunity to showcase our Atlantic Lifeboat to the vast numbers of people attending the opening events.
As with any public engagement event, our lifeboats remained fully operational throughout the event
For further information please contact Andy Berry, LPO Penarth lifeboat station (07951051128)
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, in a normal year, 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.