RNLI ‘Heroes of the Community’ week

Lifeboats News Release

The Pen y Bont Farm Pub & Restaurant, Chester Road, Mold are holding a week of fun events in support of Flint RNLI, under the title ‘Heroes of the Community’.

Venue for 'Heroes of the Community' week

RNLI/Richard Polden

Pen y Bont Farm Pub & Restaurant

The fun-filled week which starts next Monday (29 April) includes a variety of activities from waxing the chef’s legs, a charity walk to Flint’s lifeboat station, pub quiz and car wash.

Becki Jones, Pen y Bont Assistant Manager said: ‘We have a charity week each year and this year we decided our local lifeboat station at Flint would be the beneficiary, particularly as they are raising money for protective clothing as part of the ‘RNLI May Day’ appeal.’

Becki continued: ‘We start on Monday 29 April with a ‘Static Bike Ride’, Tuesday we walk to Flint lifeboat station, Wednesday 1 May we are waxing the chefs legs, Thursday 2 May its Dan in his dingy, Friday 3 May it’s a quiz 9 – 11pm, £2 to enter, Saturday 4 May Face Painting 4 – 7pm, Sunday 5 Staff in fancy dress, Monday 6 May car wash 2 – 5 pm’.

Becki can be contacted on Pen y Bont Facebook page or by phoning 01352 860101.

Richard Polden, volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Flint RNLI said: ‘We are delighted that Pen y Bont Farm have chosen their local lifeboat station to benefit from their fundraising week, we wish them every success, and look forward to welcoming them to Flint lifeboat station on the 30 April’.

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

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.

'Heroes of the Community

RNLI/Richard Polden

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