Local shopping centre helps Rhyl RNLI volunteers boost the Rhyl Shannon Appeal
The management of the White Rose Shopping Centre in Rhyl, recently allowed the charity's volunteers to set up a souvenir stall and information table to raise funds towards the £150,000 target to help fund the new Shannon lifeboat, due on station in Autumn 2019.
The lifeboat shop manageress Mrs. Jean Frost MBE and her volunteers manned the temporary shop recently, selling gifts and souvenirs of the RNLI. Also present was the charity's mascot 'Stormy Stan' who helped collect. Mr. Garreth Maguire displayed his collection of model Rhyl lifeboats to also help raise funds.
A total of nearly £1000 was raised on the day.
Mrs. Frost said ' We would like to thank the management of the White Rose Centre for allowing us to raise funds, they are always willing to help the RNLI. The sum raised is over what we expected to collect on the day, and we are very happy with the result'.
The attached picture shows Garreth Maguire (front) and his model lifeboats; and shop volunteers Gwyneth Atkinson and Jean Frost MBE behind the stall. Picture credit Carole Smart.
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.