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Beaumaris Rotary present the lifeboat volunteers with a donation of £1,000.

Lifeboats News Release

In October 2022 the Beaumaris Rotary held what is intended to be an annual celebration of the performing and visual arts. This event this year included performances by the Goronwy male voice choir, Benllech with a special guest artiste the soprano Ellen Williams.

From left to right are RNLI volunteers Jay Beeken, Tim Bailey Rotarian Kevin Sivyer, RNLI volunteer Paul Flower and Rotarian Mike Davies

RNLI/Andrew Perrott

From left to right are RNLI volunteers Jay Beeken, Tim Bailey Rotarian Kevin Sivyer, RNLI volunteer Paul Flower and Rotarian Mike Davies

Representatives of the Rotary Beaumaris Hub have visited the Beaumaris Lifeboat station to make a donation as a result of the success of this event.

Mr Kevin Sivyer of Rotary said ‘In December I was delighted to present a cheque for £1,000 to RNLI Beaumaris, on behalf of Beaumaris Rotary, as a result of the first ‘Autumn Arts’ event held in October 2022.

I was joined by Rotarian Mike Davies and RNLI volunteers, including their Lifeboat Management Group chairman Paul Flower and Tim Bailey, the station Lifeboat Operations manager, who received the cheque on behalf of Beaumaris RNLI.

Following the presentation, we witnessed the launch of the Lifeboat on one of the regular training sessions.

In recognition and appreciation of the work of the RNLI, Beaumaris Rotary has decided to make the organisation the main beneficiary of future ‘Autumn Arts’ events - the next of which is scheduled for the 5-8 October 2023 - watch this space for details in due course!

Thanks are due to Andrew Perrott for the photos - more will feature in the next edition of the ‘Puffin,’

A RNLI spokesman said ‘We are very grateful to the Beaumaris Rotary for this donation. As a charity the RNLI is reliant on donations to fund its lifesaving work and with the current economic situation affecting everyone it is becoming even more challenging to raise revenue.’

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