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Local secondary school presents cheque to Conwy RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

This morning (Wednesday 10th October), volunteers from Conwy RNLI were invited into Ysgol Aberconwy to be presented with a cheque for £1721.20.

Staff and pupils pictured outside school handing over cheque to Conwy RNLI volunteers.

Ysgol Aberconwy/Caroline Roberts

Cheque presentation outside Ysgol Aberconwy.

During the latter weeks of the summer term of school, Ysgol Aberconwy nominated Conwy RNLI as their chosen local charity of the year. And after weeks of fundraising, a fantastic amount of £1,721.20 was raised. The local secondary school which sits on the banks of the River Conwy, organised various events.

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.

Speaking during the presentation, David Howard, Volunteer Lifeboat Administration Officer said “We are very grateful for this donation and for the efforts that the school have made. Without such donations, we would not be able to carry out our lifesaving work”.

Conwy RNLI have now made strong links with the school, and have offered future safety talks in the school, as well as visits to our lifeboat station.

Pictured: (Left to right) Mr Rhydian Jones, David Howard (Lifeboat Administration Officer), Mr Ian Gerrard (Headteacher), Myfanwy Jones (Lifeboat Visits Officer-Llandudno RNLI), Danny-Lee Davies (Helm/LPO), David Jones (Deputy Launching Authority), Alan Flood (Helm/LPO) and school pupils of Ysgol Aberconwy.

Further details of the fundraising efforts of the school can be found here: https://rnli.org/news-and-media/2018/july/21/local-secondary-school-raises-lifesaving-funds-for-conwy-rnli

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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

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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.

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