Llandudno RNLI Visitor Centre launch second season with fundraising friends
Llandudno Lifeboat Visitor Centre volunteers prepare for their second season by welcoming members and friends of the Liverpool Fundraising Group.
In 2018, its inaugural year, Llandudno’s new Lifeboat Station was visited by 7,931 people, who comprised visitors to the town as well as local residents.
Myfanwy Jones, Lifeboat Visits Officer said, ‘We always hoped that our Visitor Centre would prove to be a valuable visitor attraction, especially as we wanted to give something back to the town that has always taken the Lifeboat Station and crew to its heart’.
The Lifeboat Visits Team didn’t know what to expect in their first year, but nearly eight thousand people is a great start and we hope to go from strength to strength. The Visits Team volunteers are now preparing themselves for the 2019 Spring/Summer Season starting Sunday, 14 April. They have repeatedly been complimented on their knowledge and hospitality and have consistently received ‘Excellent’ feedback on a popular internet review site.
For those who wish to visit the lifeboat station over the school Easter holidays the Visitor Centre will be open between 1pm to 4pm everyday between Tuesday 16 April - Thursday 25 April.
Additionally, the RNLI Shop in the town centre is also looking forward to another busy season with opening times Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
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RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.