Dance Group help raise funds for Rhyl RNLI volunteer crew
The Kingshall dancing group from Prestatyn called at the lifeboat station to present a cheque for £500.00, which was the result of their fundraising over the last year.
The cheque was accepted by Duty Coxswain Paul Archer-Jones, and the money will go towards the station's fundraising for a new Shannon-Class lifeboat, to arrive on station in 2019.
Paul says ' The station is very grateful to the dancing group for their kind donation. As a charity, we rely on voluntary contributions from the public, and we are very happy that the group have chosen to support the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, and Rhyl station in particular '
The attached photo shows the group's representatives on the station's present All-weather lifeboat Lil Cunningham at Rhyl lifeboat station.
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.