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Byline: John Vickers, the owner of a local plumbing supplies company, received an award for his many years of service to the RNLI and Rhyl in particular.
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Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) volunteers from North Wales joined more than 40 dedicated supporters of the lifesaving charity to be honoured at a regional awards ceremony at Liverpool’s Radisson Blu Hotel recently.

John Vickers was presented with an inscribed statuette having served for a number of years on the shore crew. In 2003 John was invited to join the station management team as a Deputy Launching Authority. Throughout his service John has diligently supported the local management team and fundraisers in Rhyl. Greatly respected by all the station personnel, his contribution to the running of the Rhyl Lifeboat Station is much appreciated.

The awards for north Wales and north west England were presented by Rhyl RNLI Coxswain, Martin Jones, who praised the dedication and commitment of the charity’s volunteers and told the awardees the ceremony was ‘a celebration of the difference that you have all made to the lives of others’.

He added: ‘The number of people rescued by Welsh RNLI lifeboats in 2014 was at its highest since 2006. A total of 1,244 people were rescued in 2014 – an eight per cent increase on the previous year.  In addition to this, RNLI lifeguards in Wales had a busy summer in 2014, responding to 1,261 incidents and assisting 1,376 people.   

‘It all adds up to an extraordinary achievement for our lifesavers – and a life-changing moment for every single person they brought to safety.

‘Meanwhile our fundraisers in the UK and Ireland made a massive contribution of their own – £58 million in fundraised voluntary income last year. Our incredibly supportive donors parted with their own money to support and save people they will probably never meet. And our dedicated volunteers gave up their time to raise awareness, raise funds and head to the rescue.’

The attached picture shows Martin Jones, Coxswain of Rhyl RNLI lifeboat (left), presenting the statuette to John Vickers.

RNLI media contacts
For more information, contact Danielle Rush, RNLI Public Relations Manager Wales, on 07786 668829 / Danielle_Rush@rnli.org.uk or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer Wales, on 07748 265496 / Chris_Cousens@rnli.org.uk

Byline: John Vickers, the owner of a local plumbing supplies company, received an award for his many years of service to the RNLI and Rhyl in particular.
Page Content:

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) volunteers from North Wales joined more than 40 dedicated supporters of the lifesaving charity to be honoured at a regional awards ceremony at Liverpool’s Radisson Blu Hotel recently.


John Vickers was presented with an inscribed statuette having served for a number of years on the shore crew. In 2003 John was invited to join the station management team as a Deputy Launching Authority. Throughout his service John has diligently supported the local management team and fundraisers in Rhyl. Greatly respected by all the station personnel, his contribution to the running of the Rhyl Lifeboat Station is much appreciated.


The awards for north Wales and north west England were presented by Rhyl RNLI Coxswain, Martin Jones, who praised the dedication and commitment of the charity’s volunteers and told the awardees the ceremony was ‘a celebration of the difference that you have all made to the lives of others’.

He added: ‘The number of people rescued by Welsh RNLI lifeboats in 2014 was at its highest since 2006. A total of 1,244 people were rescued in 2014 - an eight per cent increase on the previous year.  In addition to this, RNLI lifeguards in Wales had a busy summer in 2014, responding to 1,261 incidents and assisting 1,376 people.   

‘It all adds up to an extraordinary achievement for our lifesavers – and a life-changing moment for every single person they brought to safety.

‘Meanwhile our fundraisers in the UK and Ireland made a massive contribution of their own – £58 million in fundraised voluntary income last year. Our incredibly supportive donors parted with their own money to support and save people they will probably never meet. And our dedicated volunteers gave up their time to raise awareness, raise funds and head to the rescue.’

The attached picture shows Martin Jones, Coxswain of Rhyl RNLI lifeboat (left), presenting the statuette to John Vickers.

RNLI media contacts
For more information, contact Danielle Rush, RNLI Public Relations Manager Wales, on 07786 668829 / Danielle_Rush@rnli.org.uk or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer Wales, on 07748 265496 / Chris_Cousens@rnli.org.uk