RNLI calls on Anglesey community to throw Moelfre Lifeboat Day a lifeline

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The charity which saves lives at sea is looking to recruit volunteers to be part of an organising committee to ensure the long-term future of the hugely popular village event.

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The RNLI is keen to ensure this year’s event on 3 August goes ahead and is calling on locals to consider giving up their time to help. Volunteers would be part of a planning committee and could give as little or as much of their time as they can offer to help bring plans off the drawing board and ensure the smooth running of the day.

This year’s Moelfre Lifeboat Day will include a display from the Tamar class lifeboat and the village’s D-class lifeboat.

Dwynwen Parry, volunteer RNLI helm at Moelfre, who is part of the organising committee said:

‘The carnival style event people have come to expect in the past is a fantastic day, but requires so much time and commitment to organise. We just haven’t had the volunteers on hand to do this this year, so are putting out an urgent appeal for people to help.’

An advert has been published on the RNLI website and anyone interested in giving up their time to become an event organiser or assistant should visit:

https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancy/volunteer-branch-event-organiser-moelfre-lifeboat-day-377578.html

https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancy/volunteer-events-assistant-moelfre-lifeboat-day-377403.html

Debs Mahon, RNLI Community Fundraising Manager for north Wales said:

‘The event is a great way for us to raise awareness of the work of the volunteer crew which undoubtably helps with our fundraising. As a charity, it is vital that we’re able to showcase our work in the community, which is exactly what Moelfre Lifeboat Day achieves. It also gives us the opportunity to speak with visitors and spread our safety messages, which could potentially stop people getting into trouble.

‘We hope people will answer our call for help so we have a fully operational committee to take the event forward.

The closing date for those wishing to help is March 29th.

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