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.
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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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