Rhyl Junior school goes the extra mile for the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution's Mayday campaign asked people to go the extra mile to raise funds.

pupils present cheque to Rhyl RNLI


Mayday campaign supporters at local Rhyl school
In times when the income is under a quarter of what is usually donated, the RNLI started a 'Mayday mile' to try to get participants to go that little bit further to raise funds.
The request was accepted by junior pupils at Ysgol Brynhedydd in Rhyl, who all did their bit in running a distance to achieve their goal as a complete unit.
In all the pupils raised an impressive £2000.00 to go towards the RNLI funds in the campaign.
A recent presentation at the school gave the pupils the opportunity to meet their local lifeboat fundraisers and crew from Rhyl lifeboat station.
Peter dean, Fundraisers' chairman said ' This is a fantastic effort by the pupils and staff at the school. In these difficult times, the RNLI is grateful to the school for supporting our charity'.
Picture shows (rear l-r ... Peter Dean, fundraising chair; Kevin Taggart, Darrel Graham and Callum Robinson. crew.) with pupils from Ysgol Brynhedydd.
pupils present cheque to Rhyl RNLI


Mayday campaign supporters at local Rhyl school

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