End of an era for Whitby RNLI Chaplain and Press Officer
The Revd Canon David Smith has received a certificate for nine years loyal service to the RNLI
Coxswain at Whitby, Mike Russell, said "David became more than just a press officer and chaplain, he became a friend to us all. He saw us through some difficult times over the years. He will be sorely missed by the crew."
He added "We would like to thank David for his hard work, dedication and pork pies."
RNLI media contact
For more information contact Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Ceri Oakes on 07813359428 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.