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Local schools contribute to fund new RNLI kit for Rhyl lifeboat volunteers.

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Ysgol Emmanuel and Ysgol Llywelyn 28/3/19.

RNLI/Paul Frost MBE

Local schools donate £2K to RNLI Rhyl after triathlon
Pupils and teachers from two of the schools involved, Ysgol Emmanuel and Ysgol Llywelyn in Rhyl, visited Rhyl lifeboat station this week, and handed over a cheque for £2000 to the crew. The donation will be used to help fund the new Helly Hansen protective kit for the crew in May, which will be invaluable on the new Shannon-class lifeboat, coming to Rhyl at the end of the year.
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.

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