RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat cheque presentation in memory of Mark Wayne Hughes

Lifeboats News Release

On September 30th, 2018, a fishing competition event took place at the Holyhead Breakwater to commemorate Wayne's 50th birthday. Wayne was a keen fisherman and his family knew he would have been spending his 50th fishing in Scotland with his close friend Jimmy.

RNLI/Phil Williams

Wayne's son Mark and his friend Jimmy, along with other family and friends organised the event and the raffle. The raffle was sponsored by Peter Lee Carpets, Gwasanaeth MOT Mon, Llechwedd Meats, Gwlau Haul Mon, Barbwr Mon and many more prizes were generously donated by local businesses. My Way Fishing Charters donated 2 full day fishing trips. In addition, Anglesey Bait Centre donated many items for the children who took part in the competition.

Coxswain Alan Owen of Moelfre Lifeboat accepted the donation of £900 and said ''On behalf of the crew, I would like to express our gratitude at receiving this donation in memory of Wayne, our sincere thanks to the family and friends who organised this event''

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