It’s go go go at Pwllheli RNLI
Pwllheli RNLI volunteers were at their annual curry fundraising evening when the pagers sounded to launch the inshore lifeboat to a person in the water
The crew transferred the casualty over to the care of the paramedics and returned to station.
Bryn Ellis, Helmsman on-board the lifeboat mentioned that
“If anyone finds themselves in difficulty whilst on a paddle board or similar board, should always stay with their board and always carry a mean of contacting the coastguard if in any difficulty. If you do get detached from your board, and fall in the water, fight the instinct to swim until the cold-water shock passes, lean back and extend your arms and legs, float until you can control your breathing and only when your breathing is under control, call for help or swim to safety”
The fundraising meanwhile continued in full swing while the inshore lifeboat was on service with acts from Heather Dackombe, Michelle Nash & Kirk Ward with everyone enjoying a curry freshly prepared by Pontoon. The night was a sell-out event raising in excess of £1000 towards our Boathouse Appeal to house our new Shannon Class Lifeboat, that’s due to arrive in 2020. From all of us here at the station we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone that supported the event, it was a great evening had by all.
The next morning the fundraising continued with the Marina Berth Holders conducting a beach clean along Abererch beach. In total, the volunteers collected 14 bags of rubbish which is an amazing achievement and generated £45 in the raffle afterwards, a great total with the contributions also going towards the Boathouse Appeal.
For more information contact Tomos Moore, Pwllheli Lifeboat Press Officer on 07552 446447. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 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.