Llandudno RNI receives generous donation from Crest
Llandudno Lifeboat Chairperson Mike Knowles receives a generous donation from Crest in memory of a much-loved colleague Ralph Higgins.
A sponsored walk on the 7th of August, marked a year since Ralph sadly passed away. Ralph worked at Crest for many years and left a great legacy behind with his work ethic, and passion for helping and supporting people in his community. His colleagues at Crest thought it would be a great way of marking the event by doing something positive for the community, by raising money for the Llandudno RNLI.
Rod Williams Managing Director of Crest said,
‘Crest are proud to support Llandudno RNLI. These brave men and women volunteer their time, and put their lives at risk every day and night throughout the year. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the lifeboat crews up and down the country, and to encourage others to raise money to support the great work they do. By volunteering our own time to raise funds, we can all contribute to helping save lives. Finally, I’d like to thank everyone who kindly donated, and to our staff, volunteers, and friends who participated in the sponsored walk’.
Mike Knowles Chairperson of Llandudno Lifeboat Station concluded, ‘congratulations to the people at Crest for their sponsored walk, in memory of Ralph Higgins! I met Ralph several times and can understand why he was such a valued member of your team and how he is so greatly missed. It is so generous of Crest to donate the money raised to the RNLI. The total sum of £1,500 is just amazing! Thanks to all who took part in helping us to save lives at sea!'
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.