Llandudno RNI receives generous donation from Crest
Llandudno Lifeboat President Mike Knowles receives a generous donation from Crest in memory of beloved colleague Ralph Higgins.
A sponsored walk on August 7 marked a year since Ralph’s death. Ralph worked at Crest for many years and left a great legacy with his work ethic and passion for helping and supporting people in his community. His colleagues at Crest thought it would be a great way to mark the event by doing something positive for the community, raising funds for the Llandudno RNLI.
Rod Williams, Managing Director of Crest, said: “Crest is proud to support Llandudno RNLI. These brave men and women volunteer their time and put their lives on the line day and night throughout the year. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the lifeboat crews across the country and to encourage others to raise funds to support the great work they are doing. By giving our time to fundraise, we can all help save lives. Finally, I would like to thank everyone who kindly donated, as well as our staff, volunteers and friends who participated in the sponsored walk ”.
Mike Knowles, President of the Llandudno Lifeguard Station, concluded: “Congratulations to the people of Crest on their sponsored walk in memory of Ralph Higgins! I have met Ralph many times and can understand why he was such a valuable member of your team and how much we miss him. It is so generous of Crest to donate the money raised to the RNLI. The total sum of £ 1,500 is simply amazing! Thank you to everyone who participated in helping us save lives at sea! ‘
For more information, please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. You can also contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162/07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts @ rnli .org.uk.
RNLI key figures
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a round-the-clock search and rescue service around the coasts of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The RNLI operates 238 lifeguard stations in the UK and Ireland and over 240 lifeguard units on beaches in the UK and the Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent from the Coast Guard and the government and depends on voluntary donations and bequests to maintain its rescue service. Since the founding of the RNLI in 1824, its crews and rescuers have saved more than 142,700 lives.
Learn more about the RNLI
For more information, please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Press releases, videos and photos are available on the News Center.
Contact the RNLI – public inquiries
Members of the public can contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.