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Lifeboat Walk

Lifeboats News Release

Mold RNLI branch organised a sponsored walk for the Flint lifeboat appeal last Sunday which raised valuable funds toward the stations new lifeboat ‘Lady Barbara’

Eighteen walkers set off from County Hall Mold to walk an eight & a half mile route to Flint lifeboat station last Sunday; they consisted of lifeboat supporters, members of the Mold RNLI committee, lifeboat crew members and fundraisers from Flint. On arrival at the lifeboat station the walkers were rewarded with tea, coffee, cake & apple tart courtesy of Kath the cake a member of the Flint RNLI fundraising team.

 

John Edge Mold RNLI chairman thanked all the walkers, walk leaders, and Kath for their support, and hoped the event would raise more funds for the lifeboat appeal.

 

Richard Polden appeal co-ordinator said we have almost reach our £48k target, we have one more event planned, an indoor Triathlon at Flint Leisure Centre on Sunday 11th September, entry is £5 per person, the event starts at 12noon, application forms are available from Richard 01352711185, Kath Williams 01352734518, or Alan Forrester 07785593247.

Report from Richard Polden Flint RNLI volunteer press officer, telephone 01352711185 or 07496770576

Notes to editors

  • Flint lifeboat station has been operating since 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint
  • Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew have responded to 16 calls to date in 2015 and saved four lives, and assisted seven others.
  • Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew have responded to 9 calls and saved 1 life to date in 2016
  • Potential lifeboat volunteers, and enquiries regarding the appeal contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247
  • Flint RNLI celebrated its 50th anniversary in May 2016

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RNLI media contacts

Richard Polden, Flint RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 01352711185 or 07496770596 or Danielle Rush, RNLI Media Relations Manager in Wales on 01745585162 or 07786668829 or RNLI Press Office 01202336789.


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