The Llandudno Lifeboat 2019 annual RNLI Open Day proves to be a huge success.

Lifeboats News Release

The annual event on Sunday 18 August at the Boathouse on the promenade at Craig y don proved to be a great success with over a thousand people enjoying the opportunity to meet the volunteers and supporters.

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Highlights during the day included performances from the Batala Drummers Bangor and the Coastal Voices Choir from Abergele. Tours around the boat house were very popular especially for those who were able to get aboard the Shannon Lifeboat William F Yates to meet the Coxswain Graham Heritage and some of the serving crew members.

The most exciting part of the day was of course when the lifeboats finally took to the waters to demonstrate their valuable life saving capabilities, this included a demonstration to illustrate to the watching crowds the dangers of taking inflatable toys onto open waters. Finally the two boats were then joined by the Coastguard Air Sea Rescue Helicopter for a joint exercise and an exciting finale to the day’s events.

Jonathan Coe the Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer explained: 'Today has proved to be very successful, we are hugely grateful to all those who have both attended and supported the event. I would like to thank local DJ Ian Turner for once again providing his expertise, the RNLI supporters from Liverpool who came to help, the Llandudno Coastguard Team and especially all of the Llandudno RNLI volunteers who put on a such great day for the public.”

RNLI media contacts:

Jonathon Coe, Lifeboat Press Officer at Llandudno Lifeboat Station at [email protected] or alternatively Katie Lewis, Media Engagement Placement at [email protected]

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Nine year old Isaac King from Warrington meets ILB crew member Mark. Over the last few years Isaac has raised £800 for the RNLI

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