Bacon Life Saver

Lifeboats News Release

In support of the RNLI May Day appeal Flint RNLI will be holding a ‘Bacon Butty’ event on Saturday 19th May.

The event will be held at 13 Caesar Avenue, Flint, entry is £2.50 to include bacon butty, tea or coffee, doors are open at 10 am and close at 2 pm.

Kat & Gareth Williams who are hosting the event said ‘we support the RNLI May Day appeal each year, last year’s event raised £200’

The May Day appeal runs for the whole of May. This year it is hoped to raise £750k nationwide to fund essential crew kit for the 4700 volunteer crew members at the RNLI’s 238 life boat stations.

The charity is also encouraging people to show support on their social media, joining the conversation using the hashtag #MaydayEveryDay, or by donating online or buying a yellow crew member pin badge.

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

Flint lifeboat as at 31st December 2016 has launched 689 times, saved 100 lives, and

Rescued a further 248 people

  • Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew responded to 14 calls, saved 3 lives, and rescued 6 people in 2017
  • Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew responded to 3 calls in 2018
  • Potential lifeboat crew and fundraising volunteers, contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247

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Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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