Generous donation of old model lifeboat to Rhyl RNLI lifeboat station.
Mrs. Anne McCreary of Aberporth in West Wales, purchased a model of an old Rhyl lifeboat for £5 over 50 years ago, as a gift for her husband. Sadly, her husband has passed away, and Mrs. McCreary was wondering what to do with the model.
Samuel therefore contacted the station, and last week Paul Frost, station press officer, went to West Wales and accepted the loan of the model on behalf of the station. The model is now in the crew room with the other models.
This model has been loaned to the station in perpetuity, and Mrs. McCreary has stated the model is not to be taken from the station. It is shown as being named 'The Morgan' and the boat was stationed at Rhyl late last century. It is a model of a pulling and sailing lifeboat (i.e. no engine).
Paul says ' The station at Rhyl is extremely proud that Anne has loaned the model to us, and it finally completes the timeline of models in our crew room, from the 1850's to the present day.'
The pictures show the model in Mrs. McCreary's home; Paul Frost accepting the model; and finally the model in Rhyl crew room.
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.