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The RNLI Yellow Welly Treasure Hunt a success for Penarth town.

Lifeboats News Release

The winners of the Yellow Welly Treasure Hunt were presented with theirs prizes at Penarth RNLI Lifeboat Station.

Louie Thomas being presented his prize by James Lock from RNLI

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Louie Thomas 6 yrs Old

Six year old Louie Thomas and nine year old James Kemp were the winners of the Yellow Welly treasure hunt and were presented their prizes donated by Umpa Lumpa at Penarth Lifeboat Station.

Reflecting on the RNLI family challenge, James’s Mum Liz said: 'We really enjoyed the treasure hunt and even found some shops that we didn’t know existed!'

Louie's Mum Laura said: 'It was really engaging and fun, it killed a lot of time during the bad weather.'

Shop owners throughout the town loved getting behind the initiative with over 60 shops and offices being involved. One shop front office found the event a nice distraction to their day commenting: 'It’s been lovely seeing the kids peering through the office windows.'

It is not just the locals appreciating the event. A visitor from Newcastle on holiday said: 'This has been a lovely activity on our Welsh holiday. Jonny has loved spotting the wellies and practicing his numbers. Thank you!'

The event has been a great success with children, local businesses and especially parents in providing something that engages the community.

The RNLI representative are looking forward to the station's next engagement with the local business, schools and community as the volunteers take part in a parade through the town, which is planned for Monday 4 March 2024 in celebration of 200 years of the RNLI.

James Kemp being presented his prize by James Lock from RNLI

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James Kemp prize winner 9 yrs old
Sweet packs on table donated by Umpa Lumpa with RNLI flag

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Sweet Pack Prize

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