Queensferry CP School support Flint RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Queensferry CP school present Flint RNLI volunteers with a cheque for £141.20.

Queens ferry CP school and Flint RNLI volunteers

RNLI/Richard Polden

Queensferry CP school and Flint RNLI volunteers

Earlier in the year pupils from Queensferry CP school visited the lifeboat station at Flint to learn about the work of the RNLI, and also how to contact the emergency services when somebody is in difficulty in or around coastal waters.

Returning to school the children decided to organise a sponsored walk to raise funds for the Flint lifeboat volunteers, on the day they chose it poured with rain, not deterred the children raised £141.20

Alan Forrester volunteer lifeboat operations manager at Flint said ‘we are really grateful to the children of Queensferry CP school for this gift which will be used for the provision of protective clothing for the crew, we enjoy welcoming groups to the lifeboat station as we are able to tell them about the service, and also give invaluable safety advice’

Report from Richard Polden Flint RNLI volunteer press officer, telephone 01745590331 or 07496770576

Notes to editors

  • 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 2017 has launched 689 times, saved 100 lives, and

Rescued a further 248 people

  • Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew responded to 14 calls, saved 3 lives, and rescued 6 people in 2017
  • Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew responded to 6 calls in 2018
  • Potential lifeboat crew and fundraising volunteers, contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247

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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.

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