Rhyl RNLI Present Gift to Crew's Local Pub After Reopening
Rhyl RNLI Lifeboat volunteers presented a framed picture of the town's new lifeboat Anthony Kenneth Heard to their local pub the Cob & Pen after it reopened following lockdown.
Rhyl Lifeboat Coxswain Martin Jones made the socially distanced presentation to the Cob & Pen's owners Noel and Amanda Clements on Tuesday 4 August in the evening after they reopened on Monday for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown shut many businesses across the country.
The Cob & Pen, its staff and customers have always been supporters of the crew and the RNLI, holding fundraising events and supporting the statio's annual raft race and music festival. The crew frequent the pub after their crew training and exercise nights as well as socialise there.
Coxswain Martin Jones said 'During lockdown, Noel and Amanda have been keeping busy redecorating the pub ready for when they reopen. We as a crew thought we would show our appreciation for their continued support over the years by presenting them with a framed picture of the town's new lifeboat Anthony Kenneth Heard to be put up along side the picture of our previous boat Lil Cunningham.
'Noel, Amanda, the staff and all the customers at the Cob & Pen provide tremendous support for not just the RNLI but many other local causes every year. It's great to see them back open!'
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.