Doggy Do for Flint RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI volunteers had a busy weekend when they attended the town’s 999 Day on Saturday 6 July, and organised the annual lifeboat ‘Open Day & Dog Show’ on Sunday 7.

Waiting for the judge

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Flint RNLI Dog Show

Flint RNLI joined many other emergency services on Saturday to join in the town’s 999 Day.

Sunny but not too hot was the verdict for the RNLI annual Dog Show and lifeboat station open day on Sunday, over 50 entries were entered in pedigree and fun classes, the lifeboat station was also open giving visitors the opportunity to inspect life saving equipment and meet the volunteer lifeboat crew.

The weekend produced over £500 for lifeboat funds, and fund raising secretary said ‘We are always amazed how much support this event creates, our grateful thanks to all the pet owners, Jollyes of Flint for sponsoring the event, Eleri Buck our judge for the day, and Stuart Gunther show co-ordinator’

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

Notes to editors

  • 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 launched over 700 times, saved 100 lives, and rescued a further 148 people.

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

· Flint lifeboat and its volunteers have responded to 5 calls in 2019 and assisted 4 persons

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

RNLI media contacts

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.

Novelty Class Competitor

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Flint RNLI Dog Show
A Happy pair of winners

RNLI/Richard Polden

Flint RNLI Dog Show

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