Donation to Rhyl RNLI lifeboat station by three generous ladies.
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.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.