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Donation to Rhyl RNLI lifeboat station by three generous ladies.

Lifeboats News Release

The crew at Rhyl lifeboat station had unexpected visitors to their station as they were preparing to leave to take part in Rhyl Festival Week carnival procession.

Three ladies - Vera Skelly, Ivy Mark and Irene Roghers, - had been fundraising at various events at their place of residence at Gorwel Newydd, West Parade, Rhyl, over many months. The result was a generous donation of £420 which will go towards the maintenance of Rhyl station over the coming year. The cheque was accepted on behalf of the RNLI by Coxswain Martin Jones and watched by other volunteer crew members.

Martin Says "As a charity, we rely on the generous donations from the public. We are indebted to the ladies for their gift"

The attached picture shows Martin (Centre) flanked by two of the ladies, watched by crew members.

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