Awards for long serving shop volunteers at Mablethorpe RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Mablethorpe RNLI station’s long serving volunteers were recognised with the presentation of framed letters of thanks from the institution.

Mablethorpe award presentation

RNLI/Karen Cartwright

Mablethorpe award presentation

Dorothy Marchant, Bill Watson and Jean Davies were presented the thanks by James Thompson, Retail Manager to the RNLI and Lesley Robson, Visitor Engagement Manager.

Also awarded were shop managers Tom and Ellen Lucas. Tom was the first person in the RNLI to be awarded the new Shannon class lifeboat engraved into a glass award. Tom’s wife Ellen was presented with flowers and a framed certificate.

Both Tom and Ellen work tirelessly supporting the other volunteers and the day to day running of the shop.

Mablethorpe RNLI shop is one of the top achieving shops in the UK and has managed to open 365 days a year with the help of the volunteers.

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For more information please contact Karen Cartwright, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, on: 07540 071615.

Mablethorpe award presentation 2

RNLI/Karen Cartwright

Mablethorpe award presentation 2

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