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North Wales company quite literally pushes the boat out to support local RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew and fundraisers at Pwllheli RNLI and Abersoch RNLI have been bowled over by the most generous donation of a Saxdor Sport 200 motorboat with accompanying trailer.

The 20ft watercraft is powered by a Mercury F115 Pro XS outboard motor and will be sold via a timed online auction with all funds raised benefitting the RNLI charity.

The boat was generously donated by IdealBoat of Pwllheli and bidders now have a rare opportunity to own this desirable watercraft, safe in the knowledge they will be directly contributing to the RNLI and getting out on the water this summer.

The generous donation will be going up for auction with Mullock’s auctioneers starting on 9 June and ending on 2 July. Bidders are encouraged to register their interest at Mullock’s website www.mullocksauctions.co.uk, as soon as the auction gets underway.

All the money raised from the auction will be shared between Pwllheli RNLI and Abersoch RNLI, ensuring the volunteer crews on the Llyn Peninsula can continue saving lives at sea this summer. Local volunteers are delighted that the company has gone overboard in support of the RNLI charity.

Catherine Jones RNLI Community Manager for north Wales says:

‘The RNLI is absolutely thrilled to have secured this fantastic gift. Pwllheli RNLI and Abersoch RNLI in particular are delighted by this extremely generous donation from IdealBoat. The money raised will go towards the training and equipment needed to support the volunteer crews who give up their time for the charity which saves lives at sea. We really are incredibly grateful.’

Neville Williams, Managing Director at IdealBoat Pwllheli, said:

‘We take to the water for pleasure; the brave volunteers at the RNLI do so to save lives. We donated the Saxdor 200 to demonstrate our real appreciation for all that they do.’

For more information, images, catalogue description and terms and conditions please contact Mullock’s Auctioneers at [email protected] on 01952453254 or email [email protected]

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For more information contact Elizabeth Denholm, Pwllheli RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 07806 800627 or email [email protected] or Sarah Leather, Abersoch RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 07583084338 e: [email protected]

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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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