Porthdinllaen RNLI commended for their volunteering excellence

Lifeboats News Release

Porthdinllaen RNLI Station have received an Excellence in Volunteering Award from the RNLI, signed by the Director of Lifesaving Operations, Mr John Payne. The award is in recognition of their dedication and support to develop and train volunteers from other stations.

Owain Williams receiving the award on behalf of Porthdinllaen Lifeboat from Mr Stuart Wallace

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Owain Williams receiving the award on behalf of Porthdinllaen Lifeboat from Mr Stuart Wallace

Thanks to the crew of Porthdinllean, the RNLI now have an additional two fully trained mechanics available at short notice able to stand in as mechanics on Tamar Class all-weather lifeboats at stations throughout the country. The volunteers at Porthdinllaen have been praised for continuously displaying the values of the RNLI of being courageous, selfless, and dependable.

Owain Williams, Coxswain at Porthdinllaen RNLI Station, who received the award on behalf of the Station, said:

'This award is a testament to the hard work, commitment, and skill of our volunteer crew here at Porthdinllaen. Not only in maintaining a professional 24-hour service at our own station, but also going the extra mile and passing those skills on to others within the region.'

Stuart Wallace, RNLI Regional Lifesaving Lead for Wales, North West England and the Isle of man, presented the award on behalf of the RNLI. Mr Wallace said:

'It is fantastic to see Porthdinllaen recognised in this way. The region and the wider RNLI have benefitted greatly from the support that the station has provided in the development of lifeboat crew. Porthdinllaen have been open, welcoming and thoroughly professional in working with these trainees and this award recognises that. The whole team at Porthdinllaen work as One Crew ensuring the continued delivery of the RNLI’s service in northern Pen Llyn and I hope that all see this Excellence in Volunteering award as a celebration of their success.'

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