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Race for Funds

Lifeboats News Release

Staff from Airbus UK organized a ‘Race Night’ to benefit the RNLI at Flint lifeboat station.

Three members of staff Donna Harrison, Guy Benest, and Geoff Quirk, arranged the evening gathering prizes, organising food, and selling tickets. The event raised £2220 for the RNLI; in addition Airbus pledged a further 10% from the total raised.

Geoff Quirk said ‘we are really pleased to be supporting the Flint lifeboat volunteers who it was revealed recently have saved 100 lives on the river since the lifeboat station was established in 1966’

Alan Forrester, volunteer lifeboat operations manager at Flint lifeboat station said ‘we can’t thank Airbus enough for their continued and generous support, it was a fantastic evening, we must also thank all the sponsors form providing the prizes and Oares of Holywell for providing transport’

It was a busy weekend for Flint lifeboat fundraisers as the following day they were in action again holding a collection at Aldi Flint, where £348 was collected from generous Aldi customers, Kath Williams who organized the collection said ‘we are really grateful to Aldi for allowing the collection to take place, and also to the many customers who helped to achieve a fantastic result’

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

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 8 calls in 2018

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 Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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