Rafael Benitez is a wonderful man – FACT!
The Everton manager was in Rhyl today with wife Montse supporting a tremendous cause with a magnificent gesture.
Señor and Señora Benitez have bought a holiday home at Lyons Holiday Park in Rhyl and gifted it to the OLLY Children’s Charity, which supports children in Merseyside suffering with the loss of a parent.
Beth Hughes, PR exec for Lyons Holiday Parks, said: “What an absolute privilege it was to welcome Jean Taylor from the OLLY charity and Rafa and Montse Benitez to our park, Lyons Robin Hood today.
“The work they do collectively is incredible, and speaking to them all highlights just how much this holiday home is needed. The OLLY charity is dedicated to offering respite to children who deserve – and if we can help in any way with that, then the pleasure is all ours.
“We’re all about family and community at Lyons Holiday Parks, which is why we’ll be assisting Jean and the charity with many events, incentives and little everyday things throughout the year, such as football tournaments for the kids in the summer.
“We’re so thrilled that the children not only get to spend time at our Rhyl park, but they’ll also receive passes (which is part of the ownership package) to access all facilities at all Lyons parks in North Wales and Cumbria.
“This means those deserving children will be able to have fun in the amusement arcades, splash about in our many pools, watch our world class entertainment shows and take part in our many events and activities.
“It’s such a wonderful cause and both Rafa and Montse were absolutely wonderful, as were all our team, especially the marketing team at Lyons Robin Hood, and the hospitality team led by Zayneb Farhoud at Lyons Nant Hall, where Jean and the OLLY patrons enjoyed a special menu by renowned chef Tyler – who not only got his arm signed by Rafa, but finished his shift and headed straight to the tattoo parlour where he got his hero’s signature inked.”
Lyons Holiday Park sales administrator Libby McClelland, a huge football fan who plays for NFA in the North Wales Women’s League, was delighted to meet the Everton boss and his wife.
“He was such a lovely, down to earth man,” she said.