Intrepid Luca finally makes a splash and raises £500 for the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Luca is 10 years old and became interested in the RNLI after watching Saving Lives at Sea, he wanted to raise money and came up with the idea to do the boxing day dip at Llandudno.

Ten-year-old Luca raises £500 for Llandudno RNLI.

RNLI/Llandudno

Intrepid Luca finally makes a splash and raises £500 for the RNLI

Due to its postponement due to Covid restrictions, he had to wait his opportunity until Sunday 30 January. His moment arrived at the end of a busy morning of exercises at Llandudno as he took to the water as the inshore was waiting for recovery.

Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer Jonathan Coe commented,

‘We were pleased to that Luca was finally able to do his dip and congratulate him on taking all the necessary precautions to do it safely.

The RNLI advises anyone entering cold water to enter the water slowly and allow time for your body to get used to the cold. Never jump or dive straight in, as this could cause cold water shock. Luca also took the RNLI’s advice to ensure he didn’t dip alone, he was joined by Jonathon, in taking to the water.

Luca took the RNLI’s advice in ensuring he was able to warm up quickly following his dip. He also stayed well within his depth and chose a day of calm conditions and favourable weather.

Jonathan adds:

‘I want to congratulate Luca for his fantastic efforts in raising over £500 for the RNLI.’

For further advice about open water swimming please visit: https://rnli.org/safety/choose-your-activity/open-water-swimming#section-anchor-link---equipment


RNLI media contacts

For more information, please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email [email protected]


Ten-year-old Luca raises £500 for Llandudno RNLI.

RNLI/Llandudno

Intrepid Luca finally makes a splash and raises £500 for the RNLI

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