Annual male voice choir concert for the RNLI takes place at Sennen Cove
On Sunday evening 19 August, the St Buryan Male Voice Choir gave their annual concert at the harbour in Sennen Cove in aid of the volunteer work of the lifeboat crew
It was a well-attended and enjoyable musical evening, in spite of the rather misty weather. As always, the choral items were very varied and most entertaining, including to the delight of many, the ever popular "Home from the Sea". The audience appreciation was attested by the magnificent amount of money raised - £314-60.
Another highlight of the evening was the presentation of long service awards to four of our well-known crew members by the Station Chairman, Adrian Semmens. Our retired coxswain, Terry George, was awarded a long service award detailing the history of his 35 years of service. Three shorecrew members received medals for long service - Lee Oliver (winch operator) for 30 years service, and Brian Andrews ( Head Launcher) and Tim Stevens (Deputy Head Launcher), each for 20 years service - all four a testament to the dedication of lifeboat men and women everywhere, and at Sennen Cove over 100 years of service between just four men.
As a climax to the evening, the Choir took themselves off to the Old Success Inn where they sang for their supper and were suitably rewarded with refreshments, and we thank the staff for their hospitality. In spite of the weather, it was a wonderful evening in a great Cornish setting.
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.