A MODEL boat builder has helped a lifeboat station complete their historical collection.

Garreth Maguire donated a model of current boat Lil Cunnigham, which is soon to retire, to Rhyl lifeboat station.

Mr Maguire, a member of the Colwyn Bay Model Boat Club, said: "As a supporter of the Rhyl RNLI, rather then sell her I decided to donate the model, as it was the only model they hadn't got.

"I thought the best thing to do was bring Lil home to the station where she will be looked after just like the real boat."

Paul Archer-Jones, deputy coxswain, said: "The fantastic model will sit pride of place in our crew room.

"With our new Shannon Class arriving later this year, the model will remind us of the great work Lil has undertaken over the past 27 years."

The model will be on display in the station's crew room.