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Hundreds raised for RNLI from Rydal Penrhos Summer Fair
21st July 2016

Hundreds of pounds have been raised for an exciting RNLI project from Rydal Penrhos’ annual Summer Fair.

The event, which is organised by the Friends of Rydal Penrhos Committee, took place on Tuesday, June 28 and it was once again a great success despite heavy rain forcing last minute changes to plans.

Of the £2,200 raised from the fair, £500 has been donated to the RNLI Lifeboat Station in Llandudno, to fund the new £2.5 million facility currently under construction.

The cheque was handed over to Alun Pari Huws and Les Jones by members of the committee and pupils on Wednesday, June 20, where they were also given a tour of the existing site in addition to a question and answer session.

The new station will provide a home for the new Shannon class all-weather lifeboat in 2017.

It's replacing existing Mersey class lifeboat Andy Pearce, which is reaching the end of her operational life.

The new station will also replace the current Lloyd Street boathouse in a busy town centre is not fit for purpose.

Previous planning applications to build a new lifeboat station on a site near the pier had failed but the RNLI carried out extensive trials at a new site at Craig-y-Don in 2011.

Acting head Roger McDuff, said: “We have long been a supporter of the RNLI’s work in the region, and were delighted to donate another significant contribution to their cause.

“Our FORPS committee do a fantastic job of raising funds not only for the school, but for regional and national charities throughout the year.

“The Summer Fair proved to be a huge success once again and I would like to congratulate everyone involved for their efforts.”

 

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