Llandudno RNLI and Llandrillo College host fundraising luncheon
Following a very successful event in May 2019 during the Yellow Welly campaign, volunteers from Llandudno RNLI and staff and students from Llandrillo came together again to provide a tasty fish lunch to support the RNLI Fish Supper annual charity and social event.
These events takes place every October in order to raise vital funds for the lifesaving work of the charity. Last year, the increasingly busy volunteer lifeboat crew and lifeguards aided 41,619 people and saved 329 lives.
In the delightful setting of the College’s Orme Restaurant, supporters and guests sat down to a delicious two course lunch cooked by the catering students and served by the students training in hospitality.
Sue Perkins chairperson of the Llandudno supporters group explained: 'Thanks to the generosity of the college it had been possible to stage this occasion allowing the Llandudno RNLI to participate in the hundreds of events that occur across the UK at this time of the year”.
A guest at the meal, said 'It has been great to bring my family and friends to such a worthwhile occasion, we are always happy to support the RNLI fundraising events. The food has been delicious, and it was so nice to see the students do such a fine job. They really are a lovely group of young people and a credit to their college.'
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.