RNLI Rocked for Mayday Appeal

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI organised their own music festival last Saturday entitled ‘RNLI Rock’ in support of the RNLI Mayday appeal.

Six local bands entertained crowds at Flint Lifeboat station last Saturday; the bands consisted of ‘Scott Royale, Hollywood Eyes, Nico’s Mind, Sons of Saints, Violets Leap, & Drop Dead Dan’

The event started at 1pm and continued until 9pm, and raised £413.65 for appeal funds from generous supporters, the money raised will be used for lifesaving equipment for the station.

Sam Morton-Roberts from the RNLI fundraising committee said ‘this is the first event of this type that we have organised, we were really pleased with the turnout, the weather stayed fine all day. In addition to the groups we were indebted to Joanne & Paul Aldridge for providing the stage, Rob from Coda for the PA, County Loos, St John’s ambulance’ and the helpers on the day’.

The final ‘Mayday’ event is a sponsored cycle event along the coastal path on Saturday 25 May starting from Dock Road, Connahs Quay at 10am, various distances to suit ability, for more details contact Sam on 07759650004.

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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