Lifeboat Visits Officer recognised for excellence in volunteering
Myfanwy Jones from Llandudno Lifeboat Station, recently received formal recognition for her outstanding efforts to set up and manage the Visits and Education Teams.
The special framed letter sent by RNLI Chief Executive Mark Dowie said Myfanwy was 'always going beyond expectation, her contribution has helped the RNLI continue save lives at sea.’
On receiving her award Myfanwy said: ‘Setting up the Visitor Centre took a lot of work, but the results made it all worthwhile; over 14,000 visitors in our first two years and a lot of positive feedback.
'This recognition from the RNLI has put the icing on the cake but I could not have done it without support. I’d like to thank my team, who never cease to amaze visitors with their enthusiasm and in-depth knowledge, and also thank the crew and station management for their support.’
Captain Marcus Elliott, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Llandudno, said: 'Since the opening of the new boat house in 2017, Myfanwy has played a massive part in creating a collective purpose for all of the crew and volunteers in our new setting.
'She has certainly led the way in enhancing our engagement with the public, who continue to give us such invaluable support.’
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 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.