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Rydal Penrhos School make a special visit to Llandudno Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

Ten pupils from Years 3-8 represented the school on a recent visit to the Llandudno Lifeboat Station.


Rydal Penrhos pupils at Llandudno Lifeboat Station

The main purpose was to lay out their painted 'thank you' pebbles along the sea wall. This followed a recent fundraising activity at the school which saw £480 raised for the RNLI. The pebbles exactly fitted the length of the wall and are a wonderful tribute to all those who work and volunteer at the station. The pebbles formed part of a thanksgiving service at the school and are now being returned to the beach they came from.

The pupils were also delighted to meet crew members who were able to give them a fascinating insight into the use of the two lifeboats operating at Llandudno.

Luke Heritage, Station Mechanic said: 'We were really pleased to welcome the pupils, they were clearly highly motivated in their support of the RNLI. Llandudno RNLI are extremely grateful to receive the donation of £480 for the Saving Lives at Sea campaign.’

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].


Rydal Penrhos School pupils lay out their painted 'thank you' pebbles along the sea wall


Rydal Penrhos School pupils get to see inside the Llandudno Shannon Class Lifeboat

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