Llandudno RNLI fundraisers have great plans for 2020
In 2019 the fundraising volunteers at different events raised £12,000; while the total for the whole Llandudno branch which included generous donations from the public was a very respectable £50,000.
2019 was a busy year both with the team holding their own events as well as supporting others who held events for Llandudno Lifeboat such as the Honda Goldwings and the Three Castles Vintage Car Rally. Among the highlights were the Dog Walk, Lifeboat Day and the Lytham St Anne's Shanty Crew singing at the North Wales Golf Club.
2020 will be equally busy with the first ever Pier Day on 23 May, Lifeboat Day on 23 August and a bigger and better Dog Walk in June. Different events will start in February with a total of at least fifteen across the rest of the year. This year’s fundraising activities kick off on with a Bingo Afternoon at Trinity Centre, Llandudno at 2pm on the 22 February.
Sue Perkins Chair of Fundraising said, 'on behalf of Llandudno RNLI a big thank you to the community as a whole, and especially those who have taken to Betty's Pots and have kept us busy labelling, distributing, collecting and counting them. A fantastic sum of £7490.35, all in 5ps, was raised in 2019. We hope that 2020 will see the fundraising for this essential service continue to thrive and continue to enjoy the growing support of the Community'.
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.