Damaged historic lifeboat collection box returned to Criccieth Lifeboat Station
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.
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”
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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.