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Pwllheli RNLI presented with generous donation from Hafan y Môr

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Pwllheli have been handed a cheque for an amazing £20,383 thanks to the fundraising efforts of the teams at Hafan y Môr Holiday Park.

A group of people including Denise Bossons, Alison Hayes, fundraisers and two kneeling boat crew members in front of the Shannon Lifeboat which is inside the boathouse. Two people are holding a giant cheque


Denise Bossons handing over the cheque to Alison Hayes at Pwllheli RNLI Lifeboat station

The money was raised over the last 12 months through a variety of events including raffles and quizzes.

The RNLI is now in its fifth year as Haven’s corporate charity partner with nearly £500,000 raised since the partnership began and more fundraising events planned for next year.

The cheque was presented by Hafan y Môr General Manager, Denise Bossons, who said: ‘Haven and the RNLI have a long-standing relationship and we are delighted that we will be continuing to support the RNLI in 2023.

‘At Hafan y Môr we pride ourselves on making memories that last a lifetime for our teams, guests and owners and, as such, family water safety is one of our key priorities.

‘We are extremely proud to work with our partners at Pwllheli RNLI and will continue to raise awareness to help them support those who need it most.’

Alison Hayes, Chairperson of Pwllheli RNLI volunteer fundraisers, said: ‘We are very grateful to the team from Hafan y Môr who have worked so hard to raise over £20,000 this year for RNLI. We look forward to working together with them next year on more fundraising events.’

Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, located near Pwllheli, is part of Haven Holidays which has 41 award-winning holiday parks situated along some of Britain’s most stunning coastlines.

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For more information contact Elizabeth Denholm, Pwllheli RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 07806 800627 or email [email protected].

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