Llandudno Lifeboat Day proves to be a tremendous success.
With great relief after the previous days Storm Betty, the volunteers from Llandudno RNLI gathered early Sunday morning to prepare for a day of welcoming the public to the town’s lifeboat station.
Hundreds of visitors enjoyed a lovely sunny day browsing the stalls and activities, being shown around the boathouse, engaging with the Float to Live campaign, meeting the lifeboat crew and members of the Llandudno Coastguard Team; before seeing a fabulous display by the lifeboats during the afternoon.
The day was also a fantastic opportunity to celebrate 42 years of loyal service by Davey Roberts who was crewing aboard the William F Yates all weather lifeboat for the last time.
Captain Marcus Elliott (Lifeboat Operations Manager) remarked, ‘as well as applauding Davey’s outstanding service, we were also delighted to welcome Llandudno Town Mayor Cllr. Greg Robbins and Miss Alice 2023 who came to begin the day’s proceedings. I have many people to thank for their generous support including our Pirate friends from Conwy, the unforgettable Mermaids and of course DJ Ian Turner for acting as compere.
Finally, I must sincerely thank all of our crew and volunteers who put so much effort into making Lifeboat Day such a remarkable success and raising over £3,000 for our continuing work of saving lives at sea.’
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 9413
Key facts about the RNLI
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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