A week of community donations for Rhyl RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Last week saw four separate donations to the Rhyl RNLI volunteers.

Clockwise from top L: Leanne Wilkinson presents diamond painting, crew member Charlie Williams & Family present gifts for crew, Sun Valley Camp present cheque to station after a years fundraising, Adrian Downing presents cheque for sponsored bike ride.

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Clockwise from top L: Leanne Wilkinson presents diamond painting, crew member Charlie Williams & Family present gifts for crew, Sun Valley Camp present cheque to station after a years fundraising, Adrian Downing presents cheque for sponsored bike ride.
On Tuesday evening, during crew training Leanne Wilkinson visited the station with her family, to present an incredible diamond painting of Rhyl's new Shannon Class Lifeboat the Anthony Kenneth Heard. Diamond paintings are made up of thousands of coloured 2mm tiles glued together to create a picture, this particular one took Leanne 200 hours to complete.

Also on Tuesday evening crew member Charlie Williams and his family donated new hats and thermal socks for every crew member and two high powered torches at the station in memory of Charlie's grandad, Elfyn Morris, who sadly passed away last June. The money for the hats and socks was raised during Elfyn's funeral, with his initials being stitched on each hat in his memory.

On Thursday Adrian Downing and his family visited the station to present a cheque for an amazing £2458.86, which Adrian raised through completing a sponsored bike ride from Willenhall to Sunnyvale Caravan Park, Kinmel Bay a distance of around 100 miles.

Finally on Saturday night the crew were given a cheque for a fantastic £1750, from Sun Valley caravan park in Rhuddlan. Each year a team at the park led by members Roy & Jacqueline Mulholland raise money for a local charity, this year Rhyl RNLI has was chosen to be that charity.

Martin Jones, Coxswain of Rhyl Lifeboat says 'We've been really bowled over all four sets of donations to the station. Over the past few weeks the volunteers have been kept extremely busy with training on our new All Weather Lifeboat and also having a unusually busy number of call outs for this time of year. It's fantastic to see the community supporting the crew and we would like to say a huge thank you to each and every one of them'.

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Leanne Wilkinson presents diamond painting to the Rhyl Lifeboat Station

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Crew member Charlie Williams & Family present Hats, thermal socks and torches to the crew in memory of his grandad.

RNLI/Callum Robinson

Adrian Downing presents cheque to Coxswain Martin Jones for sponsored bike ride.

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Sun Valley Camp present cheque to Rhyl Lifeboat Deputy Launching Authority Peter Robinson after a years fundraising.

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