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.
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.