Racing for funds for Flint RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Staff from Airbus UK organised a Race Night to raise vital funds for Flint RNLI.

Four members of staff Donna Harrison, Guy Benest, Ian Harrison and Collette Parry arranged the evening, gathering raffle and auction prizes, organising food and selling tickets. The event raised £1564 for Flint RNLI, in addition Airbus UK pledged a further 10% to the total raised.


Alan Forrester, Lifeboat Operations Manager said: ‘This is the fifth Race Night organised in support of Flint RNLI and over the years the event has raised nearly £16,000. We can't thank Airbus UK enough for their continued support, it was a fantastic evening. We must also thank all the sponsors for providing prizes and Oares of Holywell for providing transport.’


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 launched over 700 times, saved 103 lives, and rescued a further 148 people.  

  • Flint lifeboat and its volunteers responded to 14 calls in 2018 

  • Potential lifeboat crew and fundraising volunteers, contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247 

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For more information contact Carly McCarthy and Aby Norwood Flint RNLI volunteer press officers, on Carly_McCarthy@rnli.org.uk or Aby_Norwood@rnli.org.uk. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer on 07771 941390 or RNLI Press Office 01202 336789. 

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