Pengwern college students go the extra Mayday Mile to support the RNLI.
Cambrian Pengwern College is an independent provider of specialist further education in North Wales, offering day, and up to 52-week residential placements for young people aged 16 to 25 with a learning disability and complex needs.
The students walked or ran around the school fields, escorted by the station's Landrover, and all managed to complete the event in plenty of time. In all, a total of £800.78 was raised by the pupils. They came to the boathouse on 22/6/2021 to present the cheque to coxswain Martin Jones and fellow crew members.
Martin said 'The RNLI is indebted to the pupils and staff of Pengwern. They are great supporters of the lifeboats because we have crew members who work on site'.
The attached picture shows pupils and staff visiting the lifeboat station at Rhyl. Credit Paul Frost MBE.
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.