Local schools contribute to fund new RNLI kit for Rhyl lifeboat volunteers.
Following a multi-school triathlon in Rhyl, North Wales, four local charities have been the recipients of the proceeds. The RNLI and Rhyl station in particular, were chosen as one of these charities.
The photo shows the pupils and staff handing over the cheque to duty Coxswain Paul Frost, watched over by crew members from Rhyl, and also visiting crew from Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat station.
Paul said ' We are very grateful that the local schools have chosen our charity to support, and we thank them all for their efforts. The RNLI relies on voluntary contributions, and this money will go to keeping Rhyl crew safe and warm when they save lives at sea'.
Local schools have participated in the recent RNLI 'Respect the water' campaign, and the crew are very happy to show groups around the station.
Visits can be organised by e-mailing Rhyl@rnli.org.uk , to contact our visits officer Derek Denton.
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.