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Byline: The Moelfre lifeboat day held on Saturday (10th) has been hailed as another massive success. The event raised a outstanding £9,800 for the RNLI, over £2,000 more than last year’s event – with more money still due to be donated over the coming weeks.
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Over ten thousand people crowded into the small village to enjoy the various stalls and activities. More than three hundred small boats filled the bay to get a close up look at the new £2.7 million Moelfre RNLI Tamar class lifeboat ‘KIWI’. Both the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat and the Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat ‘ENFYS’ performed a display in the bay for the massive crowds before demonstrating a winching exercise with the RAF search and rescue helicopter from Valley.

Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat station operations manager Rod Pace said:

‘The Moelfre lifeboat day is a really important event in the village, and always raises vital funds for the RNLI. As a registered charity the RNLI relies on voluntary donations to enable its volunteer lifeboat crews to continue saving lives at sea. It is remarkable to think that this day is organised by just seven hard working carnival committee members. Everyone at the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station are extremely grateful, and would like to thank the carnival committee and volunteers for their dedication and hard work in organising such a successful and popular event, and of course, the continued support and generosity of the general public along with the constant assistance of the local community’.

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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.moelfrelifeboat.co.uk
• Attached is an image of the 2013 Moelfre Lifeboat day.
• Next year’s Moelfre Lifeboat day will be held on Saturday August 16th 2014

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.

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Byline: The Moelfre lifeboat day held on Saturday (10th) has been hailed as another massive success. The event raised a outstanding £9,800 for the RNLI, over £2,000 more than last year’s event - with more money still due to be donated over the coming weeks.
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Over ten thousand people crowded into the small village to enjoy the various stalls and activities. More than three hundred small boats filled the bay to get a close up look at the new £2.7 million Moelfre RNLI Tamar class lifeboat ‘KIWI’. Both the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat and the Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat ‘ENFYS’ performed a display in the bay for the massive crowds before demonstrating a winching exercise with the RAF search and rescue helicopter from Valley.


Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat station operations manager Rod Pace said:


'The Moelfre lifeboat day is a really important event in the village, and always raises vital funds for the RNLI. As a registered charity the RNLI relies on voluntary donations to enable its volunteer lifeboat crews to continue saving lives at sea. It is remarkable to think that this day is organised by just seven hard working carnival committee members. Everyone at the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station are extremely grateful, and would like to thank the carnival committee and volunteers for their dedication and hard work in organising such a successful and popular event, and of course, the continued support and generosity of the general public along with the constant assistance of the local community'.



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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.moelfrelifeboat.co.uk
• Attached is an image of the 2013 Moelfre Lifeboat day.
• Next year’s Moelfre Lifeboat day will be held on Saturday August 16th 2014



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