Bowling and Bacon Benefit Flint RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Bowling and Bacon have benefited Flint RNLI over the last week, Oakenholt Bowling Club held a bowling day, and Kath and Gareth Williams hosted a Bacon Butty morning.

Presentation to RNLI

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Oakenholt Bowling Club

Oakenholt Bowling Club members held an all day event on Sunday 4 August, in beautiful sunshine and raised £205 for the lifeboat volunteers. Bowling club member Ken Hunt said, ‘We would like to thank all the players and spectators who supported the Flint Lifeboat Doubles competition for the local RNLI.’ Ken added, ‘We are always looking for new members of all ages why not come along and have a go.’

The following Saturday, with storms forecast, Kath and Gareth Williams hosted a ‘Bacon Butty’ morning at their home in Flint. Fortunately the storms didn’t arrive when the event was taking place and £250 was raised for Flint lifeboat volunteers. Kath said, ‘Everything was donated and we are really grateful to our generous supporters and helpers for their continued help.’

On Saturday 17 August the RNLI Garden Party takes place in Hall Lane, Connahs Quay, starting at 2.30pm.

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
  • 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 8 calls in 2019 and assisted 4 persons

· 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.

Bacon Butty Preparation

RNLI/Richard Polden

Busy Bacon Butty Kitchen

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