Special Delivery for Rhyl lifeboat volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

Rhyl RNLI volunteers have received a donation from Romec for the upcoming raft race to be held in Rhyl Harbour.

Rhyl RNLI volunteers are set to stage the 2nd raft race to be held in Rhyl Harbour on Sunday 24 July. The day will host a range of attractions from Rhyl’s lifeboats open to the public (service permitting), jet ski tricks and stunts, displays on the harbour wall and the raft race starting at 1.30pm.

Romec who provide a complete range of facilities management services to Royal Mail and are wholly owned by the Royal Mail Group, kindly donated the oars for this year's raft race, which are worth £311.

Rhyl Lifeboat Coxswain, Martin Jones said: ‘Last year the raft race was a fantastic event and we are looking to make this year even better. The event helps us to connect to key community partners and we would like to thank Romec for their kind donation of the oars which will be utilised by the teams on the day.’

Media contacts:
For more inforation please contact Colin Jones, Rhyl RNLI Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07813 688654 or by email on  colintjones@hotmail.co.uk or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.

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