12/06/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2018 07:04
Llandudno inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson, a legacy of the late Dr Barbara Saunderson, returned from a scheduled refit at the RNLI's Inshore Lifeboat Centre at Cowes, Isle of Wight today.
Llandudno inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson, a legacy of the late Dr Barbara Saunderson, returned from a scheduled refit at the RNLI's Inshore Lifeboat Centre at Cowes, Isle of Wight today. This is the third such lifeboat funded by the generosity of Dr Barbara. The lifeboat was first placed on service at Llandudno on 6 April 2016 and has launched on service over fifty times since then. It is able to be launched within minutes from several different sites in the area and was involved in saving a life in Colwyn Bay earlier this year.
Llandudno's lifeboat crews will be available 24/7 over the forthcoming 'festive period' for service in the Dr Barbara Saunderson and the all-weather lifeboat the William F Yates.
Notes to editors
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email [email protected]
Key facts about the RNLI
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
Learn more about the RNLI
Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries
Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.
The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland