Out with the old, in with new at Llandudno Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution in proud partnership with Helly Hansen roll out the new three-layer clothing system to the lifeboat crew at Llandudno.

Nine crew members in their new yellow Helly Hansen kit stood in front of the station's all-weather lifeboat


Llandudno RNLI crew in their new kit

The new kit which is unique to the RNLI provides the volunteer crews with the highest quality protective and safety clothing to wear during operations.

The kit was presented to the Llandudno all-weather boat crew by James Millet from Helly Hansen, Amanda Boon and Edward Ellwood from the RNLI.

Tim James Assistant Coxswain said: 'I am really impressed with our new kit, it feels much more comfortable, is significantly lighter, and I am sure will give us much better performance when we are on a shout.'

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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.

Six lifeboat crew members stood on the side of their lifeboat in the new kit


Llandudno RNLI crew in their new kit
RNLI crew member stood on the lifeboat in his new yellow crew kit


Crew member Mike Jones in the new Helly Hansen crew kit
RNLI staff members Amanda Boon and Edward Elwood smiling to the camera with the new kit


RNLI staff members Amanda Boon and Edward Elwood handing over the new kit

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