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Flint RNLI’s anniversary display

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI have opened a small 50th Anniversary Exhibition at Flint Library, the exhibition shows photographs of the Rescue boat pre 1966, up to the current day.

In May 1966 the RNLI took over from the original rescue boat and since that time have launched 670 times and saved 97 lives.

To mark the anniversary there will be a ‘Coffee Morning’ in the library on Wednesday 25th May at 10.30, with a presentation on the work of the RNLI by Flint RNLI volunteer Press Officer Richard Polden. Earlier in the month, on Saturday the 14th May, Flint Ladies Choir will give a concert at the Gwynedd School. Entrance for the concert is £5.

Photo: RNLI 50th Anniversary Exhibition Flint Library 

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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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.

 

The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland