Fundraising group Belief raises £1,150 for Rhyl RNLI
Rhyl RNLI volunteers were ecstatic to receive £1,150 donation from Belief as part of their fundraising efforts for the Festive Dip.
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.’
For more information please contact Colin Jones, Rhyl RNLI Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07813 688654 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on email@example.com.
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.