Visit to R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat by British Sub Aqua Club members.
Despite having to cancel their flotilla sail down the Menai Strait due to the adverse weather forecast members of the British Sub-Aqua Club called at the RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat station and made a donation of £2.000 towards lifeboat funds.
The presentation was made by Dave Parry of the Chester Sub- Aqua Club on behalf of the 43 boats and 300 people that entered the Menai Boat Run. The cheque was presented to the volunteer crew at Beaumaris Lifeboat Station.
John Pulford for the Beaumaris Lifeboat said “The volunteer crew members at Beaumaris Lifeboat Station are extremely grateful to the many branches of the British Sub-Aqua Club for this marvellous donation which is in addition to the £1200 they donated in 2018 and £1010 in 2017.Everyone at the station is hugely appreciative of this gesture, which will help us save more lives at sea.”
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.