Llandudno RNLI volunteers begin to re-engage with the public

Lifeboats News Release

After implementing the COVID safety regulations and training for all the volunteers, the Llandudno shop has reopened its doors once again to all its amazing supporters.

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The RNLI shop Llandudno

At the moment opening days and times vary based upon volunteer availability, please feel free to phone the ahead to avoid disappointment. The number is 01492 876522, and the shop can be found at Unit 2, St. George’s Place, Gwynedd LL30 2NR

Hazel Jowett shop volunteer said 'It’s really great to be back and to be able to open our doors to the Llandudno public and of course the many visitors who come to the town. If anyone would like to join us as a volunteer, you are very welcome to call in and see us or phone on the number above.'

At the same time, the Fundraising volunteers also had their first opportunity to recommence their face to face activities. Last Sunday, after incredibly careful planning and with the truly kind permission of Llandudno Pier Company, the fundraising team were able to spend the day running a small collection table on the pier.

Sue Perkins Chair of the Llandudno fundraisers explained: 'We were extremely grateful to Simon Mason of Llandudno Pier who has also been collecting on behalf of the RNLI. With his efforts and our fundraising on Sunday over a £1,000 has been raised which is a fantastic outcome especially during this exceedingly difficult time.'

A spokesperson for Llandudno RNLI added: 'Once again we have been so grateful for the generosity of the public, even during lockdown some very kind people were still donating. When the shop reopened, we found several envelopes with cheques and notes had been put through our letterbox. There were no contact details for us to write and say thank you. So, if it was you, the Volunteers of Llandudno Lifeboat say a big Thank You.'

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The RNLI shop Llandudno

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Youngsters Maddie and Samuel Woodhead helping to raise funds for the RNLI

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