New Year gift for Flint RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI volunteers receive a New Years gift from a Line Dance Group.

Doug and Gail Ellis from the Boots and Buckles Line Dance group paid a surprise visit to Flint Lifeboat Station and presented the volunteers with a donation of £87.

The Line Dance group based at Bagillt Community Hall were formed in 2006 and originally met at the Sports & Social Club formerly the Cons Club, each Christmas they collect and donate money to good causes, this year they chose the RNLI.

Alan Forrester volunteer lifeboat operations manager said:

'We are really grateful to the Boots & Saddles line dance group for their generous support and we wish them well with their fund raising efforts in 2019’.

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Report from Richard Polden Flint RNLI volunteer press officer, telephone 01745590331 or 07496770576


  • Flint RNLI lifeboat station was established 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint
  • Since 1966 Flint Lifeboat has launch over 700 times, saved 100 lives, and rescued a further 148 people.

· Flint lifeboat and its volunteers responded to 14 calls in 2018

· Potential lifeboat crew and fundraising volunteers, contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247

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Richard Polden, Flint RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 01745590331 or 07496770596 or Danielle Rush, RNLI Media Relations Manager in Wales on 01745585162 or 07786668829 or RNLI Press Office 01202336789.


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