THIS INCLUDES YOU ALL – Annual Big Fun Day Coming Soon
On Sunday the 17th July from 10am to 6pm we have the annual Big Fun Day at Shotwick Lake. This is for all members – this is your chance to get together to enjoy sailing of a different sort – all abilities welcome from complete novice to expert racer – there will be activities to suit you all with supported sailing continuing until late afternoon. Barbeque equipment and charcoal will be available – bring your own food (and drink) and enjoy cooking and eating with friends. Any monies raised by members will be going to the Flint RNLI Lifeboat Appeal –
2016 is an extra special year for the volunteers at Flint Lifeboat Station. They are celebrating their 50th anniversary, and, in May, received a new £48k inshore lifeboat, to be named ‘The Lady Barbara’. David Sadler from Buckley has donated £35k toward the cost of the new lifeboat in memory of his wife, Barbara, who died in 2015. The volunteer RNLI team at Flint have recently launched a £13k appeal to meet the remaining cost of the boat. Since the lifeboat station opened in 1966, the volunteers at Flint have launched 667 times and saved 97 lives in their area of operation on the river Dee from Chester weir to the Dee estuary at Talacre. In addition, they have been involved with inland flood rescue at Towyn, Kinmel Bay, Mold, Farndon and Ruthin, and two members traveled with the RNLI Flood Rescue team to Cockermouth in 2010. Flint is one of 235 lifeboat stations in the UK and Southern Ireland who together with RNLI lifeguards on over 200 beaches assist some 30,000 people each year.