Llandudno Lions support for RNLI
Long standing supporters of Llandudno Lifeboat Service, Lions Club of Llandudno, recently made a donation of £200.
The money was raised at the Llandudno “Boxing Day Dip” which supported a number of local charities. Llandudno RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Captain Marcus Elliot is pictured receiving the cheque from Councillor Frank Bradfield, President of the Llandudno Lions.
Marcus commented on how important such support is to help maintain the RNLI's vital search and rescue facility on this part of the North Wales coast. Annually Llandudno Lifeboat Crew take to the sea to help protect the hundreds of swimmers who join the annual “Boxing Day Dip” to raise funds for charity.
Sue Perkins Chair of Fundraising for Llandudno RNLI said, 'community support whether from organisations like the Lions or individual members of the public, is most highly valued and is essential to ensure Llandudno Lifeboat can continue to provide this valuable life-saving service'.
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.