Rhyl RNLI Fundraisers first collection towards towns new lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Rhyl RNLI's Fundraising team will be holding their first collection towards Rhyl's new Shannon Class All-Weather lifeboat, at the White Rose centre

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The new Shannon Class All-Weather Lifeboat at Rhyl on a visit in March

On Friday 22 June and Saturday 23 June the Rhyl RNLI Fundraisers will begin their own push to collect funds towards Rhyl's new state-of-the-art £2.2 million lifeboat, which is scheduled to arrive in the second half of next year.

The local community have been asked to raise £150,000 towards the cost of the new lifeboat, with fundraising efforts taking place throughout the year.

The fundraisers will have a pop up shop in the towns main shopping centre, with souvenirs on sale including 2019 diaries and calendars. There will be a number of model lifeboats owned by local supporter Gareth Maguire on display and also, subject to him not being 'out on a shout' the RNLI's mascot Stormy Stan will be making an appearance.

Jean Frost MBE, Rhyl RNLI Souvenir Shop Manageress said 'This is our fundraisers first effort to raise funds directly going towards our new boat, we are al really excited to see the boat arrive next year, and hope the local community will generously help us raise some funds towards our goal'.

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The new Shannon Class All-Weather Lifeboat at Rhyl along side Rhyl's 'Lil Cunningham'

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