Rhyl RNLI lifeboat volunteers receive two donations

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The crew at the station received gifts to help them save lives at sea

Acting Rhyl coxswain Andy Wilde receives donation of coffee machine for the station

RNLI/Callum Robinson

Rhyl RNLI coffee machine donation
The RNLI charity recently were visited by two organisations with gifts to assist their efforts at the Rhyl station.

The first gift was from DPD in Kinmel Bay, who did a fundraiser with their drivers during Covid, for a group of local charities. They bought a number of coffee machines and Rhyl RNLI was one of the charities chosen to be a recipient. The picture shows acting Coxswain Andy Wilde receiving the station present from one of the staff of DPD. The coffee maker has already been put to use on a station training exercise this week! Andy says ' We are very grateful to DPD for this gift, and I can personally vouch that the coffee is delicious! Thank you DPD for your generous gift'.

The second donation was at the station, and was a presentation from Prestatyn Freemasons lodge no.7020, who handed the fundraising Chair Peter Dean a cheque for £200, a result of their recent fundraising efforts. The handover was made by Paul Baker, Worshipful Master of the lodge, accompanied by Secretary Robert Palmer, watched by Rhyl RNLI head launcher Paul Elwin.

The station is very grateful to both these organisations and the gifts and money will help the charity save lives at sea.
All photos courtesy of Callum Robinson, station full-time mechanic.
Fundraisers chair Peter Dean receieves cheque

RNLI/Callum Robinson

Freemasons donate to RNLI at Rhyl

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