Conwy RNLI say thanks to local fundraiser

Lifeboats News Release

Nigel Rose, a local events organiser has been recognised by the RNLI for his contribution to the charity by his efforts in fundraising.

Local fundraiser being presented framed letter of thanks at the lifeboat station.

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Presentation- Letter of thanks.

On a rough estimate he has donated upwards of over £10,000 collected from donations given at the Conwy Celtic Fayre which he organises.

Nigel began the Conwy Celtic Fayre events in 2011 with just one date. The following year, with the arranged arrival of five coaches from Birmingham, Conwy Celtic Fayres was firmly established and has grown in strength allowing both food and craft producers to show and sell their wares.

There is no admission charge and for the last five years, donations collected have exclusively been given to the RNLI. There are now 10 events per year, each one supporting the RNLI.

The first such event this year will be April 9th 2020 (Easter).

During a recent presentation, pictured below, Nigel says “people are always pleased to donate to the RNLI”.

The volunteers at Conwy RNLI would very much like to thank Nigel, on behalf of the charity for tireless efforts in fundraising.

Conwy RNLI Volunteer Press Officer and Helmsman, Danny-Lee Davies said "We are very grateful for Nigel's efforts in fundraising for our charity. Without such donations, we would simply not be able to continue operating the lifesaving service we do".


Pictured:

1. Fundraiser Nigel Rose being presented a letter of thanks from Lifeboat Operations Manager Aled Williams.


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Notes to editors

• Conwy lifeboat station has been operating since 1966.

• To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/conwy

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