Damaged historic lifeboat collection box returned to Criccieth Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

In August 2017 a historic lifeboat collection box was stolen from the Criccieth Lifeboat Station and severely damaged with the contents, donations from the public, stolen. Earlier this week, the repaired collection box was returned to the Station.

Damaged collection box


Damaged collection box
The repairs were undertaken by Aaron Jacobs, a nineteen-year old second year apprentice boatbuilder from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, as a project to improve his skills in working with composite materials. One side of the boat had to be rebuilt completely. These repairs were undertaken at the same time as the Station's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, Doris Joan, was at the RNLI's Inshore Rescue Boat Centre in Cowes.

After many hours of work the boat was ready having been completely repainted and looking better than when she was new in the 1950’s.

On Tuesday, 13th November the station’s lifeboat returned from refit and Aaron came with her to present the station with the rebuilt collection box. This was the first time he had been to Wales.

In thanking Aaron, Peter Williams, Criccieth Lifeboat Operations Manager, said “how pleased everybody at the station was in receiving the collection box back and congratulated Aaron on an excellent job well done”


For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn on 07554445316 or ifergwyn@hotmail.com

Collection box being presented to Criccieth Lifeboat Crew


Repaired collection box being presented to Criccieth Lifeboat Crew
Aaron Jacobs and the repaired box


Aaron Jacobs and the repaired box

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