RNLI Mayday ‘Butty Morning’ success

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI Mayday programme got off to a tasty start last Saturday when over £200 was raised at a Bacon Butty morning.

Kath and Ann busy in the kitchen

RNLI/Richard Polden

Mayday Bacon Butty Morning

RNLI fundraising volunteers at Flint were kept busy last Saturday when Kath and Gareth Williams hosted the first in a series of Mayday events, over 60 people attended the mouth watering event, and kept the ‘galley slaves’ particularly busy.

Kath said:

'We were really pleased with the response, and would like to thank everybody for supporting the event, whether attending on the day, or making donations of food, raffle prizes, or money, which all helped make the event a success’

The next Mayday event is RNLI Rock on Saturday 18th May at the lifeboat station starting at 1pm featuring live bands until 9pm, admission is by donation.

Money raised from Mayday events will be used to fund new crew kit.

Report from Richard Polden Flint RNLI volunteer press officer, telephone 01745590331 or 07496770576

Notes to editors

  • Flint RNLI lifeboat station was established 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint
  • Since 1966 Flint Lifeboat has launch over 700 times, saved 100 lives, and rescued a further 148 people.

· Flint lifeboat and its volunteers responded to 14 calls in 2018

· Flint lifeboat and its volunteers have responded to 3 calls in 2019

· Potential lifeboat crew and fundraising volunteers, contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247

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Richard Polden, Flint RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 01745590331 or 07496770596 or Danielle Rush, RNLI Media Relations Manager in Wales on 01745585162 or 07786668829 or RNLI Press Office 01202336789.

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