Members of the Beaumaris lifeboat crew to run in the Anglesey Half Marathon.
Crew members at Beaumaris Lifeboat Station are running the Anglesey Half-Marathon this year in order to raise money for the station, but also to improve their general fitness, and to do something fun and different!
Any monies raised in support of these efforts will be used to assist with purchasing some computer equipment in order to facilitate crew members in completing the rigorous training required by the RNLI to ensure that as crew they are competent in their abilities when saving lives at sea.
The 2017 Anglesey Half Marathon will take place on the 5th of March covering 13.1 miles (21.12 km) from Menai Bridge, along the coast past Beaumaris Castle and back, passing Beaumaris Lifeboat Station at the 9th mile for some refreshments and final motivation from the non-participating crew!
Any donations received will go a long way towards ensuring the crew at Beaumaris Lifeboat Station have additional tools to support their training and the service provided by the volunteers of the RNLI, Who are on call 24 hours a day every day of the year.
Donations can be made at:
Notes to editors:
Beaumaris Lifeboat Open Day 2017 will be on
Saturday 3 June 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
Stalls and events at the Boathouse,
Subject to operational requirements a display by the lifeboat
For more information please telephone John Pulford, Beaumaris RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press officer on 07824 764474 or Chris Cousens R N L I Press officer Wales & west on 01745 585162.
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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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