Generous legacy bequeathed to Rhyl RNLI lifeboat station

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The £50000 legacy was donated by Mrs. Edna Roose who was a popular figure in the town, owning cafes and nursing homes. She was a great supporter of the station and it's fundraisers.

Following his mother's legacy to Rhyl RNLI

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Phil Roose (centre) with members of Rhyl lifeboat supporters and crew

Mrs. Edna Roose passed away late 2021. She and her late husband Peter had been great supporters of the station at Rhyl. When Edna ran her café, the crew would meet there for breakfast on a Sunday morning, before going to the station. Edna also had in her possession a model of one of the old Rhyl lifeboats at her care home in Rhyl. During renovations at the home, she very kindly donated the model to the station, to be kept in perpetuity there.

Phil Roose, her son, arranged for the legacy to be sent to the RNLI. He met with members of the crew, station management, and fundraisers at the boathouse recently; to confirm the legacy had been received at Poole RNLI headquarters.

The picture shows Phil Roose (centre) with members of Rhyl RNLI at the lifeboat station.

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