Boxing Day Dip Fundraising Boost From Barclays Bank

Lifeboats News Release

The money raised from the Rhyl RNLI Boxing Day Dip gained a boost this morning after Barclays Bank match fund £1000 for the event.

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Liahll Bruce from Barclays Bank presents cheque to RNLI crewmembers Darrell Graham & Dougie Lonsdale, with Fundraising Chairman Peter Dean.
This morning during the Rhyl volunteer crews Sunday morning meet, Mr Liahll Bruce, from Barclays Bank visited the station to present the crew with a cheque for £1000, the bank had generously agreed to match-fund any money raised from the event up to £1000.

Mr Bruce said

"This is the second year that Barclays have been able to support the work of the RNLI in Rhyl with the Boxing Day Dip. I’m excited at the prospect of working together on future events and raising some much needed funds to support the work that you all do so diligently.

My participation has been through the links to Rhyl Rugby Club with Seth Pierce and Keith Jones and hope that in years to come the event can grow along with the financial support from Barclays".

Rhyl RNLI Fundraising Chairman, Peter Dean said "We would like to thank Liahll and Barclays Bank for their contribution to the Boxing Day Dip fund. As a charity the RNLI relies on these initiatives to continue saving lives at sea. We look forward to working with Liahll in the future."

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