RNLI Port Talbot send Christmas gifts to five RNLI stations around the country.

Lifeboats News Release

For a second year running, Port Talbot RNLI have been bringing festive cheer to fellow lifeboat crew around the country.

RNLI Gravesend receiving their One Crew gifts

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RNLI Gravesend receiving their One Crew gifts

Last Christmas, Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Clive Morris and his crew decided to gift some of our volunteer crews in the south east who had been busy responding to emergency call outs in the English Channel.

This year, it was decided to spread the gifts of home-made Welsh cakes, coffee, tea and a little winter spirit further a field to five RNLI stations deserving of a little extra recognition in 2022.

While all RNLI volunteers give up their family time in an instant when the sound of jingle bells is replaced by the sound of a pager, some station go that extra mile.

On receipt of the gift, Ian Smith RNLI Gravesend Station Manager said:

'Thank you so much to Port Talbot RNLI. It’s absolutely brilliant and incredibly thoughtful, definitely spreading cheer at this time of year.'

New Quay RNLI were another station to benefit from Port Talbot's generosity. Lifeboat Operations Manager Roger Couch said:

'The thoughtful gift was very much appreciated by all. Wishing the Port Talbot crew very best wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year.'

RNLI Port Talbot Lifeboat Operations Manager Clive Morris added:

'This year we have sent Christmas packages to Eastbourne, Newhaven, Gravesend, New Quay and Arbroath. This is to spread a little joy to our extended family. This is undertaken to show our appreciation for the work each station has undertaken this year in servicing their communities.

'We do this in the hope that we can place a little cheer and joy to our extended family. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all involved at RNLI Port Talbot and their families a Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe 2023.'

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RNLI NewQuay receiving their One Crew gifts

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RNLI New Quay receiving their One Crew gifts
RNLI Newhaven receiving their One Crew gifts

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RNLI Newhaven receiving their One Crew gifts
RNLI Eastbourne receiving their One Crew gifts

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RNLI Eastbourne receiving their One Crew gifts

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