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Rhyl RNLI Open day 2017 on 30 July. A fun but blustery day!

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteers of Rhyl RNLI lifeboat crew held their Open day on Sunday to raise awareness of the RNLI, and to display the community support which the crew have created within the town

L-R Cllr Wyn Mullen-James, Crew member Reeve Turner, and town Mayor Cllr. Alan james


Rhyl RNLI Open Day 30/7/17

The day started very well with a windy but fine day, enabling the crew to display their equipment and to invite fellow emergency services and friends to participate in the event.

Other exhibits were (not in any particular order)....

RNLI Lifeguards
RNLI face-to-face recruiters
RNLI Flood Rescue team
UK Coastguards local volunteer Coast Rescue Team
Rhyl and Prestatyn First responders team
Local community and traffic police teams
RNLI fundraisers and shop
RNLI hovercraft rescue from Hoylake on the Wirral
RNLI education and safety personnel
Fins swim school "Mermaids"
Gareth McGuire and his RNLI models
The Owl rescue birds
Newfoundland rescue swimming dogs from Leicester
Military vehicles enthusiasts
Coast Riders "Back to Zero" Scooter club
If we have forgotten any others who were involved, we apologise!

The event was opened by Town Mayor Cllr. Alan James and his consort Cllr. Wyn - Mullen-James.

During the event, the small but vociferous crowd were entertained by various music acts from the local vicinity, all who gave their services free. They were...
Kyle Parry (album out now!)
Kaz McElroy (single out now!)
MavMac (album out!)
and The Old Scrotes (local folk band - no album as yet?)

An album has been posted on Facebook as it is not possible to put all the photos on the release.

The crew are extremely grateful to all those supporters who turned up for the Open day. Whilst it is primarily a community awareness event, nearly £1000 was raised to go towards the local lifeboat funds. The shop also had a bumper day, breaking takings totals for the previous year.

The attached photos were gathered from many contributors from all platforms, and we thank them for that.

The crew's next major event is on Sunday 13 August when they hold the annual Rhyl RNLI harbour raft race in the harbour. See Rhyl Lifeboat facebook page for details.

Hoylake Hovercraft with Rhyl lifeboats.


Rhyl RNLI Open day 30/7/17
Kyle Parry


Rhyl RNLI Open day 30/7/17
Caz McElroy


Rhyl RNLI Open Day 30/7/17

RNLI/Paul Frost

Rhyl RNLI Open day 30/7/17
The Old Scrotes folk band

The Old Scrotes F/book

Rhyl RNLI Open day 30/7/17

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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