Rhyl RNLI Festive Dip breaks records!
171 people took to the waters at Rhyl RNLI’s annual Festive Dip
Rhyl RNLI volunteers held their annual Festive Dip on New Years Eve at Rhyl Lifeboat Station.
171 brave souls entered the waters off Rhyl, which surpasses all previous years entrants records, to help raise funds towards the new Shannon class lifeboat for Rhyl.
The mild weather and winter sunshine also brought in 100s of spectators to the event, to cheer on the participants.
£1,888.47 has already been raised from the dip, with further donations to processed in the next few days.
Andrew Wilde from Rhyl Lifeboat said, 'This years event was by far the largest we have ever held and it was great to see the promenade jam-packed with people taking part and watching the Festive Dip.’
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.
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