The Fisherman’s Friends lend their support to Llandudno RNLI
A great total of £665 was collected by RNLI lifeboat volunteers following the Fisherman's Friends sell out concert at Venue Cymru.
The Fisherman’s Friends are the famous shanty group based in North Cornwall. Their performances combine traditional songs of the sea with more contemporary folk music and a large dash of humour. The current members are: John & Jeremy Brown (brothers), John Lethbridge, Billy Hawkins, Jason Nicholas, Toby Lobb, John McDonnell, Pete Hicks and Jon Cleave.
On Friday the group were warmly welcomed to Llandudno RNLI Boathouse to spend time meeting the volunteers and being given a technical tour of the Shannon lifeboat William F Yates. A delighted crew member explained 'it was great to have the chance to meet them all here at our boathouse particularly as they all have such a strong association with the RNLI. It was great to talk about our shared experiences and show them a little of what we do here at Llandudno'.
The Fisherman’s Friends have supported the RNLI in a number of ways over the years. They released their Home from the Sea album in 2004 to raise money for the RNLI. In the summer, if you find yourself in Port Isaac on a Friday evening, you can see the band singing live as they hold a collection for our lifesavers.
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.