Rhyl RNLI receive generous donation

Lifeboats News Release

It was a donation from Mrs Pat Thornhill, who recently sold the car that her late husband bought her. She has donated some of the money from it to Rhyl RNLI.

with Darrel Crowther, Rhyl RNLI lifeboat operations manager.

RNLI/Darrel Crowther

Mrs. Pat Thornhill in the garden of her house.
The attached picture shows Mrs. Thornhill in her garden with Darrel Crowther, Rhyl RNLI Lifeboat Operations manager; after she had presented Darrel with a cheque for the part-proceeds of the sale of her car.
Darrel says ' The volunteers of the Royal National Lifeboat Station at Rhyl are very grateful to Mrs. Thornhill for her generous donation, and also to thank her for thinking of our charity in these hard times.

The monies were from the proceeds of selling her car that she unfortunately is no longer able to use and was given to her by her late husband, Lewis. Pat remarked that it was fitting tribute that the monies were donated to Rhyl Lifeboats in memory of Lewis, who previously had served in the Fleet Air Arm.

(Notes to editors - Mrs. Thornhill has requested the cheque amount is not to be published).

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