Colwyn Bay fundraiser Tony retires after 30 years

February 20, 2020

A dedicated local fundraiser for the lifeboat and RNLI has retired after 30 year of outstanding service.

Tony Pearson, who is also a councillor for the Eirias ward on the Bay of Colwyn Town Council, was recognised by the crew  at the Llandudno station and presented with a gift and certificate.

Tony who has been an active member of the Colwyn Bay Lifeboat Fundraising Group was one of the many people who helped raise much needed funds for the new lifeboat station when it relocated from the town centre to its new location on the Promenade.

The committee he had been a part for so many years aptly chose to present Tony with his certificate and a specially engraved glass at Llandudno lifeboat station.

The committee are pictured on the stern of Llandudno's all-weather lifeboat William F Yates.

The certificate was presented to Tony by Alun Pari Huws, a Deputy Launching Authority at the Llandudno station with Peter Weekes, Chairman of Colwyn Bay Fundraising presenting the inscribed glass.

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts.

It operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands.

The charity is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

Photograph courtesy of RNLI Llandudno.