It’s virtually Christmas at Llandudno Lifeboat Station
Since moving to the brand-new boathouse on Llandudno Beach in 2017, each Christmas has been wonderfully celebrated with a Carol Concert for crew, their families, friends, and the local community.
In the autumn, Alun Pari Huws, Deputy Launching Authority realised that the pandemic was more than likely to thwart similar plans for this year. Alun explained, ‘I sought support to pursue a plan for an alternative online Carol Concert, preparing a script to tie in the Christmas Message with the life of the station and enlisting “volunteers” to take part in an alternative celebration.’
Luke Heritage (Station Mechanic) willingly agreed to take on the challenge and started filming the different readings and messages in early November. Once the video was safely finished, he then began the creative task of completing the eleven-minute film including clips and photos from recent rescues.
The completed version is a collection of messages, memories, and readings from the Llandudno Crew with a concluding Christmas Message and Prayer from Station Chaplain Phil Barratt.
Jonathan Coe Llandudno Press Officer Lifeboat said, ‘we are all absolutely delighted with what has been created. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Alun, Luke, and Phil who have done such a fantastic thing to raise our collective spirits this Christmas season.’
Notes to editors
Please follow the link to see the full version of Llandudno RNLI’s Christmas Message video: https://source.rnli.org.uk/share/A372C886-6A6B-46ED-B8B08CB30E0CEC56/
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.