Moelfre-RNLI-lifeboat-‘Robert–Violet-welcomes-her-last-school-visitors

Byline: The Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘Robert & Violet’ had her last ever visit from a local primary school today (23rd) before she leaves the Anglesey village for Lough Swilly in Northern Ireland tomorrow after over twenty five years service.
Page Content: The Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station has been welcoming thousands of visitors every year, last year alone saw 72,000 people visit the station and the main attraction has always been the 47 foot RNLI lifeboat ‘Robert & Violet’.

Another popular group of visitors are school group visits who have been coming to the station for several years. The RNLI lifeboats visitor officer and volunteer lifeboat crews show the children around the station and educate them on the vital lifesaving work the charity carries out.

Ysgol Gymuned Pentraeth teacher Mrs Williams said;

‘Being a local primary school we are all aware of the important lifesaving work the RNLI crews at Moelfre do every year. We all really enjoyed the talk given by Moelfre lifeboat station volunteer crewmember Gareth Owen. His experience and knowledge really captured the children’s imagination and highlighted to us the fact that this marvellous organisation is a registered charity that really does rely on every single penny donated to save lives at sea. We are also very honoured that we are the last ever school to visit the ‘Robert & Violet’ whilst she still is the Moelfre lifeboat, I have to say she does not look over twenty five years old!’ 

   
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Notes to editors
• Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1830. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.moelfrernli.com 
• Attached is an image of the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘Robert & Violet’ along with the last ever group of school children to visit her along with volunteer crewmember Gareth Owen.
• This year’s Moelfre Lifeboat day will be held on Saturday August 10th 2013

RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Dave Massey, Moelfre RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press officer on 07917 267213

RNLI online
For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre www.rnli.org.uk/press

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 coast. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. 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 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

Elusen sydd wedi ei chofrestru yn Lloegr, yr Alban a Gweriniaeth Iwerddon

Byline: The Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘Robert & Violet’ had her last ever visit from a local primary school today (23rd) before she leaves the Anglesey village for Lough Swilly in Northern Ireland tomorrow after over twenty five years service.
Page Content: The Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station has been welcoming thousands of visitors every year, last year alone saw 72,000 people visit the station and the main attraction has always been the 47 foot RNLI lifeboat ‘Robert & Violet’.

Another popular group of visitors are school group visits who have been coming to the station for several years. The RNLI lifeboats visitor officer and volunteer lifeboat crews show the children around the station and educate them on the vital lifesaving work the charity carries out.

Ysgol Gymuned Pentraeth teacher Mrs Williams said;

‘Being a local primary school we are all aware of the important lifesaving work the RNLI crews at Moelfre do every year. We all really enjoyed the talk given by Moelfre lifeboat station volunteer crewmember Gareth Owen. His experience and knowledge really captured the children’s imagination and highlighted to us the fact that this marvellous organisation is a registered charity that really does rely on every single penny donated to save lives at sea. We are also very honoured that we are the last ever school to visit the ‘Robert & Violet’ whilst she still is the Moelfre lifeboat, I have to say she does not look over twenty five years old!’ 

   
Ends.



Notes to editors
• Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1830. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.moelfrernli.com 
• Attached is an image of the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘Robert & Violet’ along with the last ever group of school children to visit her along with volunteer crewmember Gareth Owen.
• This year’s Moelfre Lifeboat day will be held on Saturday August 10th 2013




RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Dave Massey, Moelfre RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press officer on 07917 267213


RNLI online
For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre www.rnli.org.uk/press

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 coast. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. 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 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

Elusen sydd wedi ei chofrestru yn Lloegr, yr Alban a Gweriniaeth Iwerddon