Arthur's sail round Wales supports Rhyl RNLI Shannon appeal
Arthur Davies successfully completed a sail around Wales via sea and canal, to support the charity's appeal for a new fast all-weather lifeboat at Rhyl.
The epic voyage in such a small vessel was duly completed, and recently Arthur and his wife visited the station to donate £200 to the Shannon appeal. There is still some money to be raised from Arthur's justgiving page, details on his website above.
The picture shows Arthur presenting the cheque to Rhyl RNLI chairman David Simmons recently at the station.
David Simmons said ' We are extremely grateful to Arthur and his shipmates for this generous donation to our Shannon Appeal. The RNLI relies on voluntary contributions and support from seafarers and the public alike'.
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.