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A very special ‘Penblwydd Hapus’ from Abersoch RNLI.

Lifeboats News Release

We were delighted to welcome Jane Hewertson and her daughter to the lifeboat station today to help celebrate Jane’s 70th birthday where she also presented us with a kind donation!

Jane has been an avid supporter of the RNLI for a number of years and it was her granddaughter, Leah Williams, who contacted us to ask if we could possibly assist in making the day extra special for her grandmother who she describes as our ‘biggest fan’.

Andy Vowell, Lifeboat Operations Manager, invited Jane to the lifeboat station (in accordance with current guidelines) where she was able to meet some of the volunteer crew before being presented with a signed photograph. Andy, who thanked her for her generous donation, said ‘It was a pleasure to meet Jane and her daughter on this special occasion and we were delighted to be able to help’.

Jane, who takes a keen interest in the RNLI, has visited many lifeboat stations over the years and she was thrilled to be invited along this evening prior to the crew heading out on a training exercise.

Notes to editors

· Aberosch Lifeboat Station has been operating for just over 150 years. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to:

· 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 075830843. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Medior Officer on 01745 585 162 / 07771 941390 or email [email protected].

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Jane Hewertson

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