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Gwynedd High Sheriff presents Lifeboat Award to Moelfre Volunteers.

Lifeboats News Release

The award was made in order ' to record and celebrate the distinctive contribution made by RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat, in recognition of the professional service, care and committed support offered to members of the community.

RNLI/Phil Williams

From L/R. LPO Phil Williams, Osian Roberts, High Sheriff, Gwyn Peredur Owen,Mike Hughes Roberts, LOM Andy Hoyle, Phil Howles, Coxswain Alan Owen, Nic Harris.

Representing Moelfre RNLI, Andy Hoyle, Alan Owen, Mike Hughes Roberts, Nic Harris, Osian Roberts, Phil Howles, Phil Williams.

The award ceremony took place at the Management Centre, Bangor on the 24th of March, with over ten awards made to a variety of local voluntary organisations, in recognition of their outstanding work. In addition to the RNLI, the Police, Tir Dewi, and others, were all recipients of special awards.

The High Sheriff, Gwyn Peredur Owen made a special mention ' this award is given to volunteers who are prepared to put their own lives in danger, to save others who are at risk'

Lifeboat Operations Manager Andy Hoyle quoted ' to receive an award is always a special moment but receiving the accolade in the community that you serve and protect makes it a rewarding achievement for the efforts and commitment made by all the crew and supporters at Moelfre Lifeboat Station'.

For further information, please contact Phil Williams, Moelfre Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07773 979910

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