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Local school raises money for Trearddur Bay RNLI with onesie walk

Lifeboats News Release

A group of students from Ysgol Caergeiliog have raised over £450 for the RNLI by completing a sponsored walk.

The students, who are part of the Charity Committee at Ysgol Caergeiliog, undertook the walk last week in their onesies in not the best weather conditions!

Having raised money through sponsorship, their spirits undampened, they managed to raise more money on their coastal walk, collecting off generous passersby.

Sion Owen, Lifeboat Visitor Officer for Trearddur Bay RNLI Lifeboat Station, said: ‘It is wonderful that children of this age are engaging with their local RNLI station and helping to raise funds to support the RNLI volunteers. Equally importantly they are raising awareness of the dangers of the sea which is exactly what our annual water safety campaign Respect The Water is aimed at doing.’

Notes to editors:

The attached picture shows the children from Ysgol Caergeiliog at Trearddur Bay RNLI Lifeboat Station.

For more information please contact Andy Hodgson, Lifeboat Press Officer at Trearddur Bay RNLI, on 07545 588093 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, on 07748 265496 or by email on Chris_Cousens@rnli.org.uk.

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