Feb 24


Byline: The widow of Mr. John Stuart Cooke, a local funeral director from the nearby village of Bodelwyddan, called to Rhyl RNLI station recently to present a generous donation to Rhyl station volunteers.
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Mr. Cooke's widow, Jean; together with her daughter Jenny and accompanied by her grandchildren Seth and Elijah; visited the Rhyl boathouse to present cheques and money, raised in memory of her late husband.

 Mr. Cooke had been a long-time supporter of the RNLI and other local charities.

The money was accepted by Acting Coxswain Paul Frost, together with Acting mechanic Vinny Jones, and lifeboat station visits officer Derek Denton. After the presentation, the party were given a guided tour of the boathouse by Derek. The money donated will be used to help maintain Rhyl RNLI lifeboat station, and also help towards training the 27 volunteers on station.

Paul Frost, also Rhyl RNLI station's volunteer Press officer says " The volunteers of Rhyl RNLI are really grateful to Mrs. Cooke and her family for the kind donation in memory of her late husband. The charity relies on these and other legacies to keep our boats afloat, and these donations accounts for a large percentage of the RNLI's annual income".

 The attached picture shows (L-R)  Acting Mechanic Vinny Jones; Daughter Jean; Acting Coxswain Paul Frost; Jenny Cooke; and Lifeboat visits officer Derek Denton. In front are Jean's grandchildren Seth and Elijah.

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