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Area Lifesaving Manager presents awards to R N L I volunteers at Beaumaris.

Lifeboats News Release

A barbeque was held to thank those who had assisted in making our 2018 Beaumaris Lifeboat Open day one of our most successful. In the absence of Sir Richard Williams-Buckley who was unable to attend on the day Mr. Stuart Wallace the Area Lifesaving Manager presented recognition of service awards.

Lucy,Trigger and Rob with their awards

RNLI/Guy Williams

Lucy,Trigger and Rob with their awards

Awards presented at the event held in the Royal Anglesey Yacht Club included a 40 years’ service badge to Mr Michael Stone who is still an active member of the launching authority team.

In respect of those who have had to leave the lifeboat crew team for family and work reasons a certificate of appreciation for over 25 years’ service was presented to ex Helm Mr A..J Robinson. Whilst ex crew members Mrs Lucy Aspden Zalot and Mr Robert Charlton for 19 and 18 years’ service respectively.

A further presentation and recognition was given to Mr Dave Jones and Dave Burke. Who have recently retired from their posts as Deputy Launching Authorities at Beaumaris.

Those present at the event came from the Beaumaris and Moelfre lifeboat crews, Lifeboat Open Day committee, The Beaumaris Shop volunteers and the fund raising Guilds at both the Beaumaris and Menai Bridge. They all enjoyed a marvellous barbeque held at the Royal Anglesey Yacht club.

In the picture in we see the award recipients from left to right Mrs Lucy Aspden Zalot, Mr A.J Robinson, Mr Robert Charlton,

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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, Carrybridge 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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