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Llandudno RNLI Lifeboat Station hosts annual celebration and dinner dance

Lifeboats News Release

After a break of over two years around a hundred guests gather to celebrate the life of the Llandudno Lifeboat Station Volunteers.

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Captain Marcus Elliott speaking at the Llandudno Lifeboat Annual Dinner Dance

Following a dinner at the St Georges Hotel, the event also witnessed presentations to several long-serving crew members and volunteers for their outstanding service over numerous years.

Included in the recipients, Les Jones retired full-time mechanic received a special award from Chris Gaskin the RNLI's Area Lifesaving Manager.

Les first volunteered for the crew in early 1986, working his way up to assistant mechanic before being appointed to the post of full-time Station Mechanic in 1999.

He now continues as a volunteer crew member, both as an assistant coxswain and mechanic, and supporting other lifeboat stations around the region.

The other award winners are, Captain Marcus Elliott, David Roberts, Keith Charlton and Dan Jones MBE, who were all recognised for their long service and dedication as volunteers for the RNLI at Llandudno.

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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Llandudno Lifeboat volunteer Les Jones receives a special award from Area Life Saving Manager Chris Gaskin.

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Keith Charlton receives the RNLI Medal for long service at Llandudno and Beaumaris

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David Roberts receives the RNLI Medal for long service at Llandudno

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Dan Jones MBE receives a Letter of Thanks from the RNLI for his long service and dedication with Llandudno Lifeboat.

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Chris Gaskin Area Life Saving Manager presents Captain Marcus Elliott Llandudno's LOM with his RNLI Long Service Medal.

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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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