Rhyl RNLI lifeboat station announce new recruit to the media team.

Lifeboats News Release

The team are thrilled to announce that Don Jackson-Wyatt has been appointed a Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer for the station. Don starts his volunteer role on Wednesday 4th September.

L-R Paul Frost, Press Officer, Don Jackson-Wyatt new DLPO, Eleri Roberts, RNLI media manager, Callum Robinson, DLPO

RNLI/Paul Frost MBE 4/9/19

Rhyl RNLI welcomes new deputy Press officer Don Jackson-Wyatt
Don is a well-respected and renowned photographer with his own business (search The Don Photography on Facebook), having been published in local and national press for many years, winning many awards such as the Wales Media Awards Photographer of the Year in 2018. He is well-versed in knowing what is required to get photos and press items into the national media, and will bring some added skills and expertise to this shore-based role for the future. Don has already been to the station to introduce himself to the crew and admits himself that he 'feels incredible to be part of a charity, and to support a team of people who work so hard to make a difference on a daily basis'.
The role of additional Deputy Press officer has come about because Callum Robinson, the existing Deputy to Station Press Officer Paul Frost MBE, has taken up a new role as full-time mechanic at the station, on an initial six-month basis. Callum feels he cannot devote as much time to the social media side of the local station as he has done in the past, because of the additional duties his new role demands.
Paul says 'Don's expertise with cameras; and working with the press on all aspects of social media platforms; will be a great bonus to our station, especially with the excitement mounting about the arrival of our new Shannon-class all-weather lifeboat on October 13th'
He added 'I welcome Don and look forward to years of him working together with the media team at Rhyl RNLI'.
Don immediately starts his training under the guidance of managers Eleri Roberts and Danielle Rush, based at the RNLI Divisional support centre in St. Asaph, and will also go to the RNLI main support centre in Poole for more intensive training.
The attached photos, show Don being welcomed by Eleri Roberts at Rhyl station, and the second,copyright Robert Parry- Jones, shows Don in his element during a car rally event.
new appointment 4/9/19.

Robert Parry-Jones

Don Jackson-Wyatt, new Rhyl Deputy Press officer

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