A HOUSEBUILDING company specialising in retirement homes recently presented the RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat Station with a £300 donation.

McCarthy and Stone, the firm behind the Plas Glanrafon Retirement Living development set to open in Benllech, donated the sum as part of its ongoing commitment to make a positive contribution to the local area.

The donation will help support Moelfre Lifeboat Station's staff and volunteers with the maintenance of their boating equipment and their also their supervision of the East coast of Anglesey.

Vince Jones, Lifeboat Mechanic at the RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat Station, recently welcomed Karon Flanagan of McCarthy and Stone to the Lifeboat Station and received the cheque for £300.

"We are grateful to McCarthy and Stone for its generous donation, which will help the Moelfre Lifeboat Station to continue to protect and serve the people of the Anglesey coast," Vince said.

“All of our volunteers and staff work tirelessly to keep a safe eye on the bay and to ensure the lifeboat station is well-maintained, so that everyone is ready when the lifeboats need to be launched."

Originally formed by the Anglesey County Association, Moelfre Lifeboat Station has a remarkable history of bravery, with its lifeboat crews being awarded 37 medals for gallantry over the years.

Today, the station continues to play an important role in the community and is neighboured by a RNLI Sea Watch centre and shop.

It is served by 27 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 8 volunteer shore crew, as well as many other dedicated volunteers who support through fundraising, giving safety advice, and providing assistance in the shop.