Motor club gift for Flint RNLI
Members of the North Wales and Cheshire Standard Motor Club paid a visit to meet the volunteers of the RNLI’s Flint lifeboat station last Saturday.
Proud owners and members arrived in vehicles from days gone by, these included a 1920’s Austin 7, a 1948 Standard Flying 14, a 1950’s Standard 8, a 1960’s Standard 10, A Rover P5, and an Austin van.
Chris Barnes, Flint RNLI volunteer Deputy Launching Authority, welcomed the group with a conducted tour of the lifeboat station; this was followed by welcome refreshments, and a brief presentation of the role of Flint RNLI since it was established in May 1966.
Following the presentation Bryn Heeley, of the Standard Club, presented Chris Barnes and volunteer crew members Gavin Jones and Matt Quirk with a cheque for £400. The money had been raised from members’ subscriptions and a Christmas raffle.
Accepting the cheque Chris said how grateful the RNLI volunteers were for the wonderful gift, and wished members of the North Wales and Cheshire Standard Motor Club continued success.
The visit coincided with the birthday of Sir John Black former chairman of Standard-Triumph a well-known and influential figure within the British Motor Industry.
Notes to editors:
Photo: - Members of the North Wales and Cheshire Standard Motor Club their vehicles, and RNLI volunteers accepting a cheque for £400.
- 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 694 times, saved 99 lives, and rescued a further 229 people
- Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew responded to 16 calls, saved 2 lives, and rescued 4 people 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 01745590331 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, 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.