Llandudno's new ILB, William Robert Saunderson, was dedicated on Saturday, 7th July,
Matthew Hodder of Great Yarmouth is cycling 'coast to coast' - Holyhead to Lowestoft
in aid of the RNLI - approx 400 miles, on a 1930's delivery bike. He is pictured
here when he visited Llandudno Lifeboat Station on 2nd September, 2010
SAND-AID FOR THE RNLI AT LLANDUDNO
A welcome boost for RNLI funds has come from a surprise donation to Llandudno lifeboat
station from Netherlands-based global maritime services company Royal Boskalis Westminster
The Company's 9773-tonne dredger 'Barent Zanen' recently spent ten days at Colwyn
Bay, pumping ashore thousands of tonnes of dredged sand from the Irish Sea to raise
the town's beach levels in connection with a sea-defence improvement project.
Whilst operations were in progress, often in adverse weather and sea conditions,
a group of staff from the Company's workforce ashore happened to be visiting Llandudno
just as the all-weather lifeboat 'Andy Pearce' was being recovered to the beach following
an exercise. Impressed by the professionalism they felt was being shown by the RNLI
boat and shore crews during the recovery operation, they also realised that if an
emergency was to arise involving the dredger or its attendant small craft the same
RNLI volunteer crew at Llandudno would be available, only a short distance away,
on call 24 hours a day to come to their aid.
As a result Royal Boskalis Westminster management decided to show its appreciation
for this RNLI presence by donating £750 to Lifeboat funds.