Rhyl ladies raise funds for thier local lifeboat appeal
Ladies from the Gorwell Newydd independant living home came to Rhyl Lifeboat station to donate £400 they had raised to the Rhyl RNLI Shannon Appeal.
The ladies had held some afternoon tea parties sales of items which helped to raise the £400. Members Vera Kelly and Irene Rogers came down to the station on a crew training evening to hand over a cheque to station Coxswain Martin Jones.
Martin said: We'd like to thank the ladies who organised the events to raise the funds and also all the residents at Gorwell Newydd for their donations towards our new Shannon Class All Weather Lifeboat which is now under construction at the RNLI headquarters in Poole. It's great to see our community getting behind the appeal and raising funds towards their new lifeboat.
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 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.