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Cycling for the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI 50th Anniversary Appeal benefitted by over £400 on Bank Holiday Monday when nine cyclists rode the 50 mile return journey from Flint lifeboat station to the Cheshire Ice Cream factory.

Volunteer RNLI Flint Lifeboat Operations Manager led a team of nine cyclists, who braved the Bank Holiday elements to raise vital funds for the new lifeboat The Lady Barbara which is due to arrive over the next few weeks.

Alan said: ‘It was a long way to go to get an ice-cream, but I think everybody enjoyed the trip. The proprietors of the Ice Cream factory were fantastic, they let us have a collection on their premises, and provided refreshments’

Alan continued: ‘Our next event is a concert at the Gwynedd School in Flint on Saturday May 14 at 7.30pm, featuring the Flint Ladies School and guests, tickets are £5 and can be obtained from Tony Lovatt Flint butchers or by contacting me on 07785593247’.
Photo: The team at Flint lifeboat station before departure, and at rest at Cheshire Ice-Cream factory     

Report from Richard Polden Flint RNLI volunteer Press Officer, telephone 01352711185

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 3 calls to date in 2016
Potential lifeboat volunteers should contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247
Flint RNLI are celebrating its 50th Birthday in May 2016
Flint lifeboat station will receive a new ‘D class’ lifeboat ‘The Lady Barbara’ in 2016.
For details about the Flint lifeboat appeal contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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