Local school visit's Flint RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Ysgol Gwynedd from Flint recently paid a visit to their local lifeboat station.

School visit Flint lifeboat station

RNLI/Richard Polden

Ysgol Gwynedd Pupils

During their visit pupils were told about the work of the local lifeboat volunteers and what to do if they saw somebody in difficulty. They were also able to try on the protective clothing worn by the volunteers and get up close to the stations D-class lifeboat Lady Barbara.

Flint RNLI's volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager Alan Forrester welcomed the children to the lifeboat station. During the visit he recounted several rescues undertaken by the Flint volunteers and said how the station were very proud of their lifesaving record of over 700 launches, 100 lives saved, and a further 148 people landed.

Alan concluded by saying he hoped that the children had enjoyed their visit and hoped that one day they would be crew members of the future.

Notes to editors

  • Flint RNLI lifeboat station was established 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint
  • Since 1966 Flint Lifeboat has launch over 700 times, saved 100 lives, and rescued a further 148 people.

· Flint lifeboat and its volunteers responded to 14 calls in 2018

· Flint lifeboat and its volunteers have responded to 1 call in 2019

· Potential lifeboat crew and fundraising volunteers, contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247

For more information contact Richard Polden, Flint RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 01745590331 or 07496770576

Learning about the lifeboat

RNLI/Richard Polden

Ysgol Gwynedd pupils and LOM Alan Forrester

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