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Trearddur Bay RNLI Receives generous £10,000 donation

Lifeboats News Release

Ray Massey (83), a close friend of Trearddur Bay RNLI Chairman Jack Abbot, has generously contributed £10,000 to the charity.

Ray and Jack shaking hands

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Ray Massey and Jack Abbott
Their friendship dates back nearly 70 years to their shared days in the RAF, beginning when they both joined in 1955. Jack expressed his gratitude, stating, ‘Ray's donation is incredibly generous. I take immense pride in our station and its work, and this substantial contribution will significantly support our training.’ Ray, residing in Valley near Trearddur Bay, has been a long-time supporter of the RNLI. Following his 32-year career in the RAF, including a decade in Search and Rescue, he retrained to become a Chiropodist, a career he maintained for 27 years. Reflecting on his donation, Ray commended the volunteers, saying, 'The work they do is admirable, and, for me, supporting them is the best service I can offer.' Mark Smith, Deputy Launch Authority, echoed Jack's sentiments, expressing deep gratitude for Ray's kindness, commenting, ‘It speaks volumes for our station that this has come from a local member of the community.’
Trearddur Bay crew and Ray Massey

RNLI/Andy Hodgson

Trearddur Bay crew and Ray Massey

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