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Strong community backing for Flint RNLI's firework display

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI firework display was a success, despite initial weather concerns, to generate crucial funds for the RNLI, drawing an audience of approximately 3,000 attendees.


Flint RNLI firework display set within Flint Castle

As volunteers worked tirelessly to set up, doubts loomed over the event's feasibility. With onshore winds prevailing, concerns lingered. Fortunately, as the evening approached, a favourable shift in wind direction allowed the event to proceed smoothly.

Flint's Town Mayor, Cllr Ben Goldsborough, started the event by lighting 'Barbara’s Beacon'. Shortly followed by the fireworks display set within the historic walls of Flint Castle.

This year's firework display received sponsorship from several local businesses, contributing to increased funds directed toward saving lives at sea. Generous support came from businesses such as Flint Town Council, Tata Steel, Essity, Nice-Pak, Polyroof, Roberts Manufacturing, Treboom Brewery, NR Glaziers, John Dale - Accrol Group, and Candid Cards.

Wayne Kerfoot, Event Controller, said: 'The weather forecast was touch-and-go, but we're relieved that we were able to proceed with the display. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated supporters and the invaluable assistance provided by volunteers from HM Coastguard, 4x4 Response, Rotary International, Raynet, Air Cadets, St Johns Ambulance and Flint Litter Pickers. Their support is crucial in ensuring a safe and successful community event for Flint RNLI.'

Notes to editors

  • Photo credit: Flint RNLI
  • Flint RNLI lifeboat station was established in 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to
  • Since 2018 Flint RNLI have launched 79 times, saving three lives and aided a further 19 people

RNLI media contacts

For more information contact Carly McCarthy and Aby Norwood Flint RNLI volunteer press officers, at [email protected] or [email protected].


Flint Town Mayor, Cllr Ben Goldsborough lighting 'Barbara's Beacon'



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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