Rhyl RNLI volunteers thrilled by bake-off proceeds
Coxswain Martin Jones received a phone call from Joy Williams of the Lyons Robin Hood holiday camp, on May 18 2016, to pick up a cheque for money raised as part of a "Great Lyons bake-off" held there recently.
The crew were met at the camp by mascots Milo Monkey; Hetty Hippo; and Leo Lion, together with the Lyons star rangers entertainment team members. Martin accepted the cheque for over £200.00 which will go towards the upkeep of Rhyl RNLI lifeboat station.
Martin Says " The volunteers at Rhyl RNLI are extremely grateful to Lyons Robin Hood camp for their generous support". He added " We hope this will be the start of a long relationship between the camp and our charity. We hope to visit the camp in the summer with the inshore lifeboat to support them in their community days there".
The pictures, copyright RNLI Callum Robinson and Lyons Joy Williams, show the cheque being presented inside the camp's entertainment area, and outside the reception.
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