Today I visited the new lifeboat purchased for Flint RNLI following months of dedicated fund raising efforts.
The Lady Barbara, despite being only a few days old, has already saved one person’s life. It is the 50th anniversary of Flint RNLI, and in May they will be receiving a new £48,000 inshore lifeboat, to be names ‘The Lady Barbara’. David Sadler from Buckley has donated £35,000 toward the cost of the new lifeboat in memory of his wife, Barbara, who died in 2015.
On Saturday 25 June 2016, between 10am and 4pm, at Flint Castle the Flint RNLI will be taking part in 999 day. A celebration of the work of our emergency services and raising awareness of the work that they do.
It was a pleasure to meet the crew of Flint RNLI, and their new boat The Lady Barbara. I know of the months of dedicated fundraising activities they have undertaken to secure the future of the boat. But they always welcome further donations to keep the local RNLI going.
Our emergency services put themselves in danger to make sure that we are kept safe. I want to take this opportunity to thank these brave men and women for all the work they do.