Midlands Social Club helps keep Rhyl RNLI charity afloat and dry.
The Trustees of Ravenhill Ward Social Club, from Rugeley in Staffordshire, recently visited Rhyl lifeboat station to view a plaque put up in their honour for a recent donation to the RNLI funds. This was specifically to sponsor the kit the crew uses when it is at sea.
Stephen and Janet Dunning, together with Dorothy Tranter, visited the station at the end of June 2017 to see the plaque in position. The plaque commemorates money donated to the RNLI ( another nine other charities also benefitted), from the sale of the old clubhouse in Rugeley. The RNLI were sent a cheque for £10,000 which will be used to fund any new crew kit at Rhyl station in the immediate future.
Paul Frost, MBE, Acting Coxswain on the day says, ' Our volunteers are delighted to benefit from this money to fund the foul-weather kit, which will keep us dry at sea and on the beach. We thank the trustees of the social club very much for their generous donation'.
Rhyl RNLI are eagerly awaiting the news that a timescale has been given for the new Shannon All-weather lifeboat to be placed on station, which will replace the 25-years old Mersey class lifeboat.
The photos show the plaque mounted on the wall of Rhyl RNLI lifeboat station, and also the Trustees of Ravenhill Ward Social club with two crew members.
L-R, Derek Denton, Rhyl crew; Janet Dunning; Dorothy Tranter; Stephen Dunning; and Rhyl crew Ben Hirst.
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 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.