Supporting the Shannon Appeal

Members from the club attended Rhyl Lifeboat station on the 29th April 2018 to present a cheque for £300 donated on behalf of the members of Sub C Divers after a charity auction night fundraiser.

Rhyl Lifeboat station was selected due to close ties with some members of the club to help support their Shannon Appeal. Specifically our Diving Officer Alf Draper, whose late brother John had been a member of Rhyl lifeboat crew for over 20 years.

The cheque was presented to station Lifeboat Ops Manager Darrel Crowther, and we were very excited to have a look around the station, see the lifeboats and hear a bit of history about the station itself.

As a club, we are proud to honour my brother who loved the RNLI in Rhyl, and we are delighted the money will go to the new lifeboat appeal

 Alf Draper, Diving Officer 2018

Our Sub C TV crew also had the opportunity of interviewing the station’s deputy second Coxswain and Press Officer Paul Frost MBE, a close and personal friend to the late John. who gave us a brief history on his time with the RNLI (video to follow soon).

As a charity, we rely on voluntary contributions, and I am pleased that Alf and John’s family wished to donate to the Rhyl station, and the appeal in particular

Paul Frost MBE, Deputy second Coxswain / Press Officer

All in all, we had a fantastic day out. All our club members that attended (especially our younger members) learned the importance of supporting our RNLI crews to allow them to continue their amazing work saving lives everyday both inland and at sea.

We followed the day up with a quick trip over to dive at Vivian dive center in Llanberris which ended in a free for all with some divers using the higher platform as a diving board. More on that later!

We hope that this donation albeit small will help towards their goal of £150,000 for their Shannon class Lifeboat Appeal.

Good luck from all at Sub C Divers on raising the remainder of the funds.