Rhyl Mayor starts dog walk along the promenade to support the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Councillor Diane King, Rhyl Town Mayor 2020-2021, started the dog walk from the lifeboat station to the harbour and back, as part of her support of the charity during her time in office.

Cllr Diane King starts the walk

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Rhyl mayor's dog walk to support the RNLI
Organised to tight timescales during Covid regulations, the event started in the open air outside the boathouse, with the all-weather Shannon lifeboat 'Anthony Kenneth Heard' in the background.
Over 30 dogs took their owners for the walk in brilliant sunshine, and the Rhyl RNLI fundraisers also attended with stalls and doggy-goodies in abundance to also raise funds.
Councillor King welcomed everyone to the event and started the proceedings with Councillor Brian Blakeley leading the group as they set off for Rhyl harbour.
Luckily all the dogs were on their best behaviour, keeping their owners in line!
Mayor Diane King said 'I am very happy to support Rhyl lifeboat station and other charities during my time in office and also during these difficult times'
The pictures show the dogs and their owners outside the lifeboat station before the start of the walk, which hopefully will raise much-needed funds for the lifeboats.
Cllr Vrian Blakeley leads the dogs on the walk

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Rhyl mayor's dog walk to support the RNLI
Other charities helped to start the walk

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Rhyl mayor's dog walk to support the RNLI
The walk has started.

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Rhyl mayor's dog walk to support the RNLI

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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.

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