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Sponsorship forms to raise funds for the RNLI are also available in the lifeboat station, but anyone wishing to raise money for their own chosen charity is encouraged to join us at the Boxing Day dip.
The Duke arrived at Abersoch on Monday and had the opportunity to view the newly-arrived Atlantic 85 lifeboat, called Peter and Ann Setten.
Phil Missen, lifeboat operations manager at Porthcawl RNLI, said: "Our volunteer lifeboat crews risk their lives to save others at sea and any deliberate act which makes their job more difficult or puts them at risk should be taken very seriously.
It is being trialled over the next two years and will operate alongside the Red Bay inshore lifeboat which carried out 27 rescues during high winds between 2008 and 2013.
Among the special guests will be friends and family of the people whose legacies helped provide the vital life-saving equipment for the Wirral lifeboat station.
But as mourners filed out of the packed church, there were gasps of surprise as they saw the lifeboat standing by, a few metres out to sea.
The Amble station currently has an all-weather Mersey class lifeboat The Four Boys which, by 2017, will be nearing the end of her operational life.
Niall McGrotty, Skerries RNLI Lifeboat manager, said: "This is a very special occasion for our lifeboat station.
Held since the 1960s, this was the last event to include the Moelfre RNLI's current lifeboat - a 47ft Thyne class called Robert and Violet - which will be retired at the end of 2012 following 25 years of service.
It was the second time the lifeboat had been launched that day having already helped a broken down fishing boat at Sker Point.
Money is needed to keep the lifeboat operational because it is independent from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Miss Bate, who lived in Wightwick, Wolverhampton, and her late brother Arthur became friendly with lifeboat operators in Conwy when they used to visit the area for fresh fish.