Visit to R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat by members of Sub-Aqua Clubs.

Lifeboats News Release

After an absence due to high winds in 2019 and the Covid pandemic in 2020 and 2021. Members from British Sub-Aqua Clubs in north Wales and northwest England called at the RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat station just prior to the lifeboat launching on exercise and made a donation.

Presentation of a donation of £510 to Beaumaris Lifeboat

RNLI/Gwen Beeken

Presentation of a donation of £510 to Beaumaris Lifeboat

They have regularly visited the station and made an annual donation but unfortunately have been absent for the last three years because of high winds in 2019 (a donation was received) and the Covid pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

Dave Parry Diving Officer from Chester Sub Aqua club today handed over a donation of £400.00 to the Beaumaris Volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager Tim Bailey which was transferred to the Beaumaris RNLI together with a collection on the day of £110.00 making a total of £510.00.

Dave Parry said the Menai Boat Run enables local BSAC Clubs from the Northwest and Anglesey to test their Boats at the beginning of the Dive season and have a fish and chip lunch, today 11 Boats travelled from Y Felinheli to Puffin Island where we watched Puffins and Seals on to Beaumaris to visit the RNLI Station and then travel back to Y Felinheli.

Tim Bailey for the Beaumaris Lifeboat said “As a charity the RNLI relies on donations just like this one from the local British Sub-Aqua Club members and the other donors. Everyone at the station is hugely appreciative of this gesture, which will help us save more lives at sea.”

The RNLI flag is flying at half-mast in the pictures in memory of Mrs Sally Williams who passed away on the 26 March 2022 being the wife of John Williams and mother of Guy Williams who are volunteers with the Beaumaris Lifeboat.

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