Out with the old, in with new at Llandudno Lifeboat Station
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.
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.'
RNLI media contacts
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.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.