Let’s hear it for the dads! Abersoch RNLI get set to celebrate fathers day

Lifeboats News Release

Abersoch RNLI has a long history of generations of families having strong links to the Lifeboat Station and here we introduce two of our Volunteer Crew Members who are following in their father’s footsteps.

Enlli & Fritz Williams
Following in her dad's footsteps! Enlli & Fritz Williams

Helm Guy Williams joined the station in 2008 following in the footsteps of his father who was a volunteer crew member at Abersoch Lifeboat Station in the 1960's. Guy, who is an engineer, is an integral part of his family's business, which has a long history in the village with roots as far back as 1896. Guy said: ‘I am looking forward to helping to train the next generation of crew here at Abersoch.’

Also continuing the family tradition is volunteer crew member Enlli Williams who joined her father, Senior Helmsman David ‘Fritz’ Williams, last year after successfully completing her training. Fritz, who joined the crew in 1990 at the age of 21, said: ‘I’m very proud of Enlli and it is good to know that my family will continue the tradition and help to save lives at sea’.

Enlli, who had the opportunity to train with her father, says of her dad ‘He has been on the crew longer than I have been alive and some of my earliest memories are seeing him run to respond to the pager call.’

Notes to editors

· Aberosch Lifeboat Station has been operating for just over 150 years. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/abersoch-lifeboat-station

· The current B Class Atlantic 85 Lifeboat launches to a variety of both commercial and leisure craft call-outs.

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For more information contact Sarah Leather, Abersoch Lifeboat Press Officer on 07583 084 338 or email sarah_leather@rnli.org.uk. Alternatively contact Martin Macnsmara, RNLI Regional Medior Officer on 01738 642 956 / 07920 365 929 or email martin_macnamara@rnli.org.uk.

Guy Williams
Upholding the family tradition - Guy Williams (left), Andy Vowell, Elissa Williams

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