Byline: The Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘Kiwi’ launched yesterday (25th May) at 5 pm to assist a broken down 18 ft speedboat with 6 people on board off East Mouse, Amlwch.
Page Content: The Moelfre RNLI volunteer crew arrived on scene within 20 minutes and transferred two children and one adult onto the safety of the RNLI lifeboat. A tow line was then immediately passed and a tow established. The lifeboat then proceeded to tow the vessel to Traeth Bychan.

The Moelfre RNLI lifeboat was re-housed and ready for service at 7pm.

Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station volunteer crewmember Alan Owen said:

‘This was the first time that the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘Kiwi’ has launched on a rescue from the new multi million pound lifeboat station. I am extremely proud to have been one of the volunteer crew for this historical launch. All the training completed by the lifeboat crew and slipway crew paid off with a perfect launch and recovery procedure. Of course being involved in any rescue with the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat is a proud and rewarding experience but this one was very special and I am very honoured to be part of such a professional and dedicated team’.

Moelfre RNLI Volunteer crewmembers Alan Owen and Martin Jones along with station mechanic Vince Jones who were on yesterday’s historic launch have the unique honour of also being the crew on the Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat’s first rescue launch form the new station on 4th May.


Notes to editors
• Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1830. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to
• Attached is an image of the Moelfre RNLI volunteer crew involved in the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat Kiwi’s first rescue launch from the new Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station.
• This year’s Moelfre Lifeboat day will be held on Saturday August 15th 2015.
• You can donate towards our £100,000new Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station appeal by visiting:

To support the £100,000 new Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station appeal
Text RNLI MOELFRE to 70300 to donate £5 to this appeal or to organise a fundraising event – for a fundraising pack please contact Deborah Ferns on 07900 607213 or

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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 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: It has been a busy bank holiday weekend for Margate’s RNLI lifeboat volunteers, assisting two small craft which encountered difficulties off the north Kent coast.
Page Content: The first callout was on Friday evening (22 May) after a small angling dinghy with two people on board encountered machinery problems while anchored off Minnis Bay Birchington. A call to the coastguard led to Margate’s inshore lifeboat being tasked to assist. The vessel was towed safely back to Minnis Bay.

The following morning (Saturday 23 May) coastguards at Dover received a call from a yacht with three people on board reporting they had run aground on the Margate Sand, around five miles north of Margate. They were having difficulties trying to refloat themselves and this time the all-weather lifeboat was tasked to the yacht’s assistance. The lifeboat stood by the yacht and were able to tow it clear of the sandbank on the rising tide. As the vessel was experiencing manoeuvring problems after being refloated it was taken in tow by the lifeboat to Ramsgate harbour.

Notes to editors
• Margate lifeboat station has been operating since 1860. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to

RNLI media contacts
• Peter Barker, RNLI Margate Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
Tel: 07974 064304, email:
• James Oxley, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 /
• Sophie Coller-Nielsen, RNLI Press Officer, ( (London/East/South East)
• 0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 /
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789


Byline: On Sunday 17th May Alnmouth Golf Club (Foxton Hall) held an open golf day to raise funds in support of RNLI Amble Shannon Lifeboat Appeal.
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The Alnmouth Golf Club (Foxton Hall) is located near to the seaside town of Alnmouth in Northumberland. The club is the fourth oldest in England, established in 1869. The course itself overlooks Foxton and Alnmouth bay, an area of outstanding beauty on the Northumberland coastline. 

A great days golf was had by many and much needed funds were raised for RNLI Amble Shannon Lifeboat Appeal along the way. John Young,  Chairman of the Amble lifeboat management team, was there to receive a cheque for £600 from Alnmouth Golf Club Captain Ronnie Matthews. A plaque was presented to the Club for their continued support for the RNLI over many years.

Everyone involved with RNLI Amble would like to express their gratitude to those that generously supported the Shannon Lifeboat Appeal on the Golf tournament.