North Wales Masonic Benevolent Association boost Rhyl RNLI Shannon appeal
On a recent visit by members to meet the charity's volunteers in Rhyl, a cheque was handed over for the Rhyl RNLI Shannon lifeboat appeal.
Founded in 1871, North Wales Masonic Benevolent Association (NWMBA) is a registered charity, representing Freemasons throughout North Wales.
David Thomas, Chairman said ' It is a great pleasure to visit Rhyl lifeboat station to present a cheque for £1000 towards the new Shannon Class lifeboat. I would like to thank Martin Jones and all of the crew for the very warm welcome we have received today. On behalf of North Wales Freemasons, I thank them for the amazing, dangerous work they carry out to save lives'
Martin Jones, Rhyl RNLI coxswain says ' We are thrilled that the North Wales Freemasons have chosen our appeal to support. We are very grateful to them all, and we thank them for this donation which will go towards the provision of new state-of-the-art boats to continue saving lives at sea off the coast of Rhyl'
The attached picture, credit RNLI/Paul Frost, shows NWMBA Chairman David Thomas, handing over the cheque to Coxswain Martin Jones.
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.