Flint RNLI benefit from Pen y Bont ‘Help the Heroes’ week

Lifeboats News Release

Pen y Bont Pub & Restaurant, Mold held a ‘Help the Heroes’ week for Flint RNLI as part of the RNLI ‘Mayday’ appeal, raising £522 for the charity.

RNLI/Danielle Rush

Events consisted of a sponsored walk, car wash, quiz, face painting, fancy dress and much more, Becki Jones Pen y Bont assistant manager said:

‘We had an awesome week, I would like to thank all of the staff and volunteers who got involved this week and helped to make it such a success, also to everyone who donated. We are so happy to have raised the amount of money that we did and to be donating it to such a worthy cause.'

Sam Davies of the Flint RNLI fundraisers said:

'We were amazed at how much was raised for the ‘Mayday’ appeal and we can’t thank everybody from the Pen y Bont Pub & Restaurant enough, this and money from other events will be used to purchase live saving equipment for the lifeboat volunteers’

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 launch 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 3 calls in 2019

· 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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