Community Awards for two members of Burry Port RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

At last night's Llanelli Star Community Awards 2016, held at the Stradey Parc Hotel, two volunteers were awarded individual awards for their work in the community.

Shirley Matthews was given her award for her lifetime of dedication and contribution to working in the local community; from Town Council, Carnival organising to Floral displays, her contribution and devotion is endless.

Shirley is also a community adviser on the Lifeboat Management Group and Shirley's husband Brett is a retired former crew member.

Janice Davies, affectionately known in the boathouse as Auntie Jan, was given an award for her contribution for raising funds for many causes, including Burry Port RNLI.  Jan is also the Deputy Chairperson of the station's fundraising team. Jan's son, Rob, is a helmsman at Burry Port. Her homemade cakes are legendary in Burry Port.

The Llanelli Star Community Award Ceremony was held at the Stradey Park Hotel and both ladies attended with members of their families and friends.

Many congratulations to both Shirley and Janice, two very dedicated ladies who we are very proud to work alongside at Burry Port RNLI.


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For more information contact Alun Wells, Burry Port Lifeboat Press Officer on 07929 783239.



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