Special delivery for Flint RNLI
Generous donations from two local families and Cromwell Tools provides Flint RNLI with tools to help maintain its lifeboat and vehicles ensuring they are ready to launch on service.
Flint RNLI required new storage and tools to help maintain its lifeboat and vehicles so reached out to the local Chester branch of Cromwell Tools at Sandycroft for supplies.
Generous donations was presented to Flint RNLI from two local families who had recently suffered a bereavement. Their donation was matched by Cromwell Tools who wanted to support their local lifeboat crew by furnishing the station with new storage cabinets as well as equipment to help the volunteers maintain the lifeboat and station vehicles.
Alan Forrester, Flint Lifeboat Operation Manager, said: ‘We are extremely grateful to the families and Cromwell Tools for their support of Flint Lifeboat. Regular maintenance of all assets is extremely important and it will make a big difference to the station.
In 2020 our volunteers responded to 30 calls and have already been called upon five times in 2021.’
Notes to Editor
- Flint RNLI lifeboat station was established in 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint
- Since 1966 Flint Lifeboat has launched over 700 times, saved 103 lives, and rescued a further 148 people.
- Flint lifeboat and its volunteers responded to 30 calls in 2020
- Potential lifeboat crew and fundraising volunteers, contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247
RNLI media contacts
For more information contact Carly McCarthy and Aby Norwood Flint RNLI volunteer press officers, on Carly_McCarthy@rnli.org.uk or Aby_Norwood@rnli.org.uk. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer on 07771 941390 or RNLI Press Office 01202 336789.
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.