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Family donate to Rhyl RNLI Shannon appeal in memory of their son.

Lifeboats News Release

The donations received at Christopher Ramsdale's funeral were split between Manchester Childrens' hospital and the Rhyl RNLI station Shannon all-weather lifeboat appeal.

Donation in memory of Christopher Ramsdale

RNLI/Paul Frost MBE

Donation by Neil Ramsdale and family to Rhyl RNLI Shannon appeal.

Christopher had unfortunately been killed in a car accident in 2017.

Neil, his father, had been instrumental in helping the Rhyl station create and design their website initially in 1999. He helped the volunteer Press Officer Paul Frost get the fledgling website up and running, starting it on the way to being the popular website

Neil, his wife and two daughters visited Paul at the station on Wednesday 8 August 2018, and presented the sum of £277.82 to the appeal.

Paul Frost said: ' I am really grateful for all the help that Neil gave me to get the station's website up and running. The RNLI relies on voluntary donations and legacies, and I am sure the website has inspired our supporters, and helped raise awareness of the RNLI and it's mission to help save lives at sea.

The Rhyl RNLI station Shannon appeal has a target of £150,000 to raise before the new boat arrives in Autumn 2019. If you wish to donate, please visit .

The attached photograph (credit RNLI/Paul Frost MBE) shows Neil and Karen Ramsdale and their two daughters on board the relief all-weather Mersey-class lifeboat The Lincolnshire Poacher .

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

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