Full house for Flint RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI were the latest charity to benefit from the energetic fundraising of the Misty Waters Bingo Club, when they were presented with a cheque for £1000 last Sunday.

RNLI/Danielle Rush

Terry Greenough from the Bingo Club said:

'We meet every Sunday at Misty Waters LLoc, our supporters travel from as far away as Liverpool to play, the money we raise for charity comes from the weekly raffle, and we are delighted to be supporting our local lifeboat’.

Kath Williams from Flint RNLI said:

'We are just about to launch our May Day appeal which runs for the whole of the month of May, this year the appeal is for crew kit, it costs around £1800 to kit out one volunteer crew members, this generous donation gets the appeal off to an excellent start’

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 2016 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 3 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.

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