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Brenda donates her birthday money to Rhyl RNLI Shannon Appeal.

Lifeboats News Release

The charity's volunteers were delighted to accept the money when Brenda Lycett and her husband John recently visited the lifeboat station.

L_R Darrel Crowther, crew Damian Cavanagh, Mrs. and Mr. Lycett

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Darrel Crowther (Operations Manager Rhyl) receives cheque for Rhyl Shannon Appeal
The £100 cheque was presented by Mrs Brenda Lycett (accompanied by her husband, John). Earlier this year Brenda had a significant birthday, and she asked for monetary donations in place of birthday gifts. Brenda has always supported the Lifeboats & is proud to have the monies raised added to the appeal for Rhyl's Shannon Class Lifeboat, which is currently being built at the ALC in Poole & is expected to be on station in October 2019. The crew have been tasked to raise £150,000 towards the cost of the lifeboat.
She is pictured handing over the cheque to Rhyl station Lifeboat Operations Manager Darrel Crowther, watched by crew member Damian Cavanagh, and Brenda and John.
Darrel says 'We are delighted that Brenda (and John) have donated to the appeal. The RNLI relies on the generosity of the public to provide the necessary donations ,to ensure the Institution have the latest equipment to save lives at sea.'

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