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Byline: The Moelfre RNLI lifeboat crew have now officially moved out of the existing boathouse as the contractors prepare to start demolition work of the 104 year old building.
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The existing building is due to be demolished to make way for the new lifeboat station which will house the new £2.7 million Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘Kiwi’. The new station has been specially designed to be very sensitive to the local surroundings and will be built on the site of the present day station.
During the building phase the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat volunteers will continue saving lives off the Anglesey coast as they will be operating from a temporary facility close to the old station and will be able to respond to any emergencies when they are required.
The Last ever shout from the existing building was on Monday (28th Oct) when the Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched to the aid of three people in the sea off Benllech after their sailing dinghy had capsized. Despite arriving at the scene swiftly the crew of the dinghy had re- righted their boat and were all onboard and unhurt. 
Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station volunteer press officer Dave Massey said:
‘As much as I am saddened to see such an iconic lifeboat station pulled down, and this is undoubtedly a station with a rich history and has seen some of the bravest lifeboat crews launching from here being awarded numerous RNLI medals and awards for gallantry. I am extremely excited about our new station as this modern boathouse will house the next Moelfre RNLI lifeboats and crews for generations to come and allow its volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews to continue saving lives at sea. The future is certainly very bright for the RNLI in Moelfre’.
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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 last ever Moelfre RNLI lifeboat volunteers to launch on a rescue from the existing building. Daniel Pritchard, Dave Massey and Vincent Jones.
• Attached is an image of The Moelfre lifeboat station which has stood for 104 years and is due to be demolished soon.
 • You can donate towards our £100,000 boathouse appeal by visiting
http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/RNLIMoelfre
  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

Byline: The Moelfre RNLI lifeboat crew have now officially moved out of the existing boathouse as the contractors prepare to start demolition work of the 104 year old building.
Page Content:

The existing building is due to be demolished to make way for the new lifeboat station which will house the new £2.7 million Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘Kiwi’. The new station has been specially designed to be very sensitive to the local surroundings and will be built on the site of the present day station.
During the building phase the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat volunteers will continue saving lives off the Anglesey coast as they will be operating from a temporary facility close to the old station and will be able to respond to any emergencies when they are required.
The Last ever shout from the existing building was on Monday (28th Oct) when the Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched to the aid of three people in the sea off Benllech after their sailing dinghy had capsized. Despite arriving at the scene swiftly the crew of the dinghy had re- righted their boat and were all onboard and unhurt. 
Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station volunteer press officer Dave Massey said:
‘As much as I am saddened to see such an iconic lifeboat station pulled down, and this is undoubtedly a station with a rich history and has seen some of the bravest lifeboat crews launching from here being awarded numerous RNLI medals and awards for gallantry. I am extremely excited about our new station as this modern boathouse will house the next Moelfre RNLI lifeboats and crews for generations to come and allow its volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews to continue saving lives at sea. The future is certainly very bright for the RNLI in Moelfre’.
 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 last ever Moelfre RNLI lifeboat volunteers to launch on a rescue from the existing building. Daniel Pritchard, Dave Massey and Vincent Jones.
• Attached is an image of The Moelfre lifeboat station which has stood for 104 years and is due to be demolished soon.
 • You can donate towards our £100,000 boathouse appeal by visiting
http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/RNLIMoelfre
  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