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Beauty pageant winners offer their assistance to Rhyl RNLI.

Lifeboats News Release

Two beauty queens were passing the RNLI charity fundraising Duckboat race in Dyserth, and they stopped and got chatting to Derek Denton, Rhyl RNLI station volunteer Education and Visits officer.

Derek explained the purpose of the event; the fundraising side of the RNLI charity; and it's role in saving life at sea. The beauty queens showed great interest in the event in the community, and offered their services to help and promote the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, at RNLI events around the local area.
A visit to the station was agreed so that the queens could discuss how they could help, and they could be informed of future events that the RNLI in Rhyl was holding, such as the raft race in Rhyl harbour on Sunday 24 July; and the Open day on Sunday 21 August. They were very keen to help in these events.
Miss Galaxy Wales, Kia Owens; and Miss Flintshire International, Rachael Tate, discussed how they could help the RNLI at some of these  events in Rhyl during their year of office.
 They were shown around the station by Derek Denton and other crew members.
 Derek says " I believe this will be a beneficial partnership between the queens and the RNLI in Rhyl, and we are very grateful for their offer to help"
The main photo shows Kia (L) and Rachael(R) with Derek Denton in centre, and Rhyl crew either side. Credit RNLI/Paul Frost MBE.
The second photoshows Derek and the queens on the inshore lifeboat. Credit Callum Robinson, crew Rhyl RNLI.

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