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Lifeboats News Release

Annual carol service brings volunteers, supporters and local community together for a heart-warming event.

RNLI/Luke Heritage

Operational, visitor steward, shop, fundraising and water safety volunteers, together with many family members and local supporters met together at 3.30pm on Sunday 3 December for the annual carol service inside Llandudno Lifeboat Station's boathouse. Over 150 people attended, creating a warm atmosphere to compensate for the cold.

The station's lifeboats had been moved outside early in the day but remained fully operational whilst the all-weather lifeboat hall was filled with chairs, equipment and refreshments made ready in the inshore lifeboat hall.

The station was fortunate, once again, to have tremendous support from some 35 members of Côr Meibion Colwyn who performed seasonal musical items and led with congregational carols. A number of station personnel, including two children of a crew member, delivered Christmas readings rounded off with a final prayer and blessing from the station's chaplain and member of shore crew.

The event was only possible through the teamwork and expertise of many station personnel, chairs from Venue Cymru (Llandudno's local theatre) and transport assistance from Crest Cooperative.

By 5.30pm, following refreshments served by the fundraising crew and time for chat, crew members and helpers had restored the boathouse ready for operations and rehoused the lifeboats.

Before they left, the choir proposed a date for 2024! Thank you.

RNLI/Luke Heritage

RNLI/Luke Heritage

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