Local secondary school raises lifesaving funds for Conwy RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Conwy RNLI was recently nominated as Ysgol Aberconwy’s local charity to fundraise for. And after weeks of fundraising, a fantastic amount of £1,721.20 has been raised.

Large group of school children pictured around the lifeboat with Conwy castle in the backdrop.

Caroline Roberts

Ysgol Aberconwy pupils during a sponsored walk

The local secondary school which sits on the banks of the River Conwy, has organised various events over the past few weeks which has led up to the announcement of this generous donation.

The main fundraising events were two large sponsored walks, of which both walked past the lifeboat station and were given the opportunity to see the station and our RNLI lifeboat, as well as receive light refreshments from our volunteers. Prior to said walks, volunteers from the station were invited to attend assemblies in the school to present to the different year groups, the work of our charity.

Danny-Lee Davies, Volunteer Press Officer and Helmsman said “We are taken aback by the efforts made by the school and are very grateful for this generous donation to our charity. We have strong ties with the school and we look forward to continuing to work with them”.

Notes to editors

• Conwy lifeboat station has been operating since 1966.

• To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/conwy

RNLI media contacts

Danny-Lee Davies, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07999321639

Alan Flood, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07871505513

Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

Schoolchildren walking across Conwy bridge.

Caroline Roberts

Sponsored walks

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