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Llandudno lifeboat volunteer presented with a special RNLI Medal

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno Lifeboat Shop volunteers Gill Baggs, Hazel Jowett and Carol Lowndes, together with station Deputy Launching Authority Alun Pari Huws, called on Edith Bellamy on Sunday afternoon 12 June for a special presentation.


Edith Bellamy receiving a special 50 year medal from Llandudno Deputy Launching Authority Alun Pari Huws

Edith, who was a fundraising volunteer from 1965 to 2020 and whose husband was a crew member from 1955 and Coxswain from 1961 to 1970, celebrated her 100th birthday in December 2021.

Along with a letter of congratulation from Jane George, Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Edith is seen being presented with a special 50-year service medal at the home where she now resides. Catherine Tudor Jones, Community Manager for the RNLI's Wales and West region said ‘Edith is clearly a remarkable lady who has given outstanding service to the RNLI locally in Llandudno over many years. Even more remarkable is that she was still volunteering in the RNLI's shop locally at the age of ninety-eight. We wish her well in her continuing retirement.’

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].

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