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Fundraising group Belief raises £1,150 for Rhyl RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Rhyl RNLI volunteers were ecstatic to receive £1,150 donation from Belief as part of their fundraising efforts for the Festive Dip.

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Rhyl RNLI volunteers receive presentation cheque from fundraising group Belief.

The final funds raised by the event totalled over £3,000.

Yvette Green from Belief says 'We are a local fundraising group who raise money for local people and local causes. We now have 60 members and we actively take part in fundraising from holding pub quizzes to doing triathlons. We all embraced the team spirit to raise funds for our local Lifeboat station. We are already looking forward to 2018 Festive Dip!'

Rhyl RNLI Coxswain Martin Jones says: 'The station is very grateful to these hardy people who support us on the day, and throughout the year. As a charity, we rely on their donations to keep the RNLI afloat.’

He continues, ‘It's fantastic to see the community getting involved with the RNLI and help raise funds for the charity. The donations from this event will go towards our new Shannon-class lifeboat that’s due to arrive on station the last quarter of 2019.’

Media contacts:

For more information please contact Colin Jones, Rhyl RNLI Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07813 688654 or by email on colintjones@hotmail.co.uk or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.


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RNLI mascot Storm Stan welcomes fundraising group Belief at the Festive Dip

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