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 Press Release – 29th March 2018 – Donation back to the community:
A group of local business & retired people have been running the South Stack Lighthouse Visitor Centre since July 2017, after Anglesey County Council handed the lease back to Trinity House, the owners and operators of the lighthouse. The aim of the group was to open the lighthouse to the public, create employment for the visitor guides, and to donate any surplus profits to local groups, especially those involved in the heritage of the area and the youth of Holyhead. Since opening in July they have had good visitor numbers, and this has allowed them to donate to worthy local community causes.
Chairman of South Stack Ynys Lawd Ltd (SSYL), John Cave MBE said “with the help of Trinity House, the RSPB and our visitor guides, we are pleased to be able to make another donation from our profits to a local cause, the Holyhead Hotspur Football Club, which is an asset for Holyhead”
David Hughes of Holyhead Hotspur said “ we would like to thank the members of South Stack Ynys Lawd Ltd for the generous donation to our club funds, and we are pleased to display the advertising hoarding at the side of the pitch. This will help us to continue working with the local youngsters of the town. As well as the senior teams we have 14 youth teams, and this includes a girls section as well”
 Photo shows L to R:
Richard Burnell (SSYL), David Hughes (HH), Alan Williams (SSYL), Mike Taylor (HH), John Maguire (HH) & Mike Jones (HH)

 

Press Release 19th January 2018 – Another donation back to the community: Holyhead Heritage Group (Thomas Lingham Lifeboat restoration project)

 A group of local business & retired people got together when they heard that South Stack Lighthouse may not open to the public in 2017, as Anglesey County Council had handed the lease back to Trinity House, the owners and operators of the lighthouse. They put a successful bid together, and formed a not for profit company. The aim of the group was to open the lighthouse to the public, create employment for the visitor guides for the busy summer season, and to donate any surplus profits to local groups, especially those involved in the heritage of the area and the youth of Holyhead. Since opening in July they have had good visitor numbers, and this has allowed them to donate to worthy local community causes. 

Director of South Stack Ynys Lawd Ltd, Richard Burnell said “with the help of Trinity House, and our visitor guides, we are pleased to be able to support another local cause, Holyhead Heritage Group (Thomas Lingham Lifeboat restoration project), this project is close to the hearts of the directors of the company, and it is hoped that over time it will return to the water to help train young cadets and school children about the role of lifeboats in the area.”
Ann Kennedy, Chair of the Holyhead Heritage Group said “ we would like to thank the members of South Stack Ynys Lawd Ltd for supporting us, this donation will help us to make a start on this project.”

 

Photo shows Richard Burnell, Director of South Stack Ynys Lawd Ltd presenting Cllr Ann Kennedy, Chair of the Holyhead Heritage group with a cheque towards the renovation of the Thomas Lingham Lifeboat (Ex Rhosniegr 1904)

 

 

 

 

Press Release 8th January 2018 – Another donation back to the community: Trearddur Bay United FC
A group of local business & retired people got together when they heard that South Stack Lighthouse may not open to the public in 2017, as Anglesey County Council had handed the lease back to Trinity House, the owners and operators of the lighthouse. They put a successful bid together, and formed a not for profit company. The aim of the group was to open the lighthouse to the public, create employment for the visitor guides for the busy summer season, and to donate any surplus profits to local groups, especially those involved in the heritage of the area and the youth of Holyhead. Since opening in July they have had good visitor numbers, and this has allowed them to donate to worthy local community causes. 

Director of South Stack Ynys Lawd Ltd, Richard Burnell said “with the help of Trinity House, and our visitor guides, we are pleased to be able to support another local cause, Trearddur Bay United FC, by placing an advert at the pitch in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey”
Gwil Owen from Trearddur Bay United FC said “ we would like to thank the members of South Stack Ynys Lawd Ltd for supporting us by placing an advert at our pitch. This will help us with the various activities we organise for the teams”

Photo shows South Stack Ynys Lawd Ltd directors Richard Burnell & Alan Williams presenting Gwil & Chris from Trearddur Bay United FC with a cheque for the advertising board.

 

 

 

 

 

A group of local business & retired people have been running the South Stack Lighthouse Visitor Centre since July 2017, after Anglesey County Council handed the lease back to Trinity House, the owners and operators of the lighthouse. The aim of the group was to open the lighthouse to the public, create employment for the visitor guides, and to donate any surplus profits to local groups, especially those involved in the heritage of the area and the youth of Holyhead. Since opening in July they have had good visitor numbers, and this has allowed them to donate to worthy local community causes.

Chairman of South Stack Ynys Lawd Ltd, John Cave MBE said “with the help of Trinity House, the RSPB and our visitor guides, we are pleased to be able to make another donation from our profits to a local cause, the Holyhead Round Table annual Bonfire & Firework display, which was once again a spectacular evening for Holyhead” Chairman of Holyhead Round Table Robert “Tez” Williams said “ we would like to thank the members of South Stack Ynys Lawd Ltd for the generous donation to our Bonfire & Firework display funds. This will help us to continue with this annual event.”

Photo shows L to R: David Hughes Hon Member Holyhead Round Table, Robert “Tez” Williams Chairman Holyhead Round Table, Chairman of South Stack Ynys Lawd Ltd John Cave MBE & Craig Jones Holyhead Round Table with a cheque for £500 towards the Bonfire & Firework display funds.

 

Press Release 12th Sept 2017 – First donation back to the community:
A group of local business & retired people got together when they heard that South Stack Lighthouse may not open to the public in 2017, as Anglesey County Council had handed the lease back to Trinity House, the owners and operators of the lighthouse. They put a successful bid together, and formed a not for profit company. The aim of the group was to open the lighthouse to the public, create employment for the visitor guides and a general manager for the busy summer season, and to donate any surplus profits to local groups, especially those involved in the heritage of the area and the youth of Holyhead. Since opening in July they have had good visitor numbers, and this has allowed them to donate to worthy local community causes.

Chairman of South Stack Ynys Lawd Ltd, John Cave MBE said “with the help of Trinity House, and our visitor guides, we are pleased to be able to make the first donation from our profits to a local cause, the Holyhead sea cadet unit”
Lt (SCC) Sue Williams RNR Commanding Officer, T S Prince of Wales (Holyhead Sea Cadets) said “ we would like to thank the members of South Stack Ynys Lawd Ltd for the generous donation to our unit funds. This will help us with the various activities we organise for the sea cadets”

Photo shows South Stack Ynys Lawd Ltd directors Claire Roberts, Richard Burnell, Alan Williams & Chairman John Cave MBE presenting Holyhead Sea Cadets (T S Prince of Wales) with a cheque for £500 towards the unit funds.