£1000 cheque presentation during a busy half term at Llandudno Lifeboat Station
The half term holidays in Wales and England has meant a busy time for the Lifeboat Station as the volunteers from Llandudno have been actively involved in the many different tasks of supporting the work of the charity.
The Lifeboat Visits Team commenced this season’s open days with over 400 people visiting the boathouse and visitors’ centre, while the volunteers in the lifeboat shop had a very busy time with the half term customers, even selling buckets and spades in February.
The half term holiday also saw educational visits taking place from Aberconwy Air Cadets and Glan Conwy Cubs and Beavers. These visits not only allow young people to come and see the lifeboats and learn how the station operates, but also, provides the opportunity to ensure we can impart our essential water safety campaign Respect The Water .
Volunteers from the fundraising team welcomed students from Ysgol John Bright to see how donations large and small provide the equipment, kit and of course the boats, that enable the RNLI to exist. The students will be fundraising for the RNLI by arranging events back at the school.
Volunteers also supported a fundraising event taking place in Llandudno. The event organised by a local Guest House owner Peter Rourke raised over £1,000 for the RNLI. Peter pledged to raise £1,000 by organising a race night and raffle and achieved his target with £2.34 to spare! He came to the lifeboat station to present the cheque to fundraiser Sue Perkins and Myfanwy Jones, Lifeboat Visits Officers.
Notes to editors
Attached is a photo of Peter Rouke, Llandudno Guest House owner presenting RNLI volunteers Sue Perkins and Myfanwy Jones with a donation to the RNLI.
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.