Area Lifesaving Manager presents awards to R N L I volunteers at Beaumaris.
A barbeque was held to thank those who had assisted in making our 2018 Beaumaris Lifeboat Open day one of our most successful. In the absence of Sir Richard Williams-Buckley who was unable to attend on the day Mr. Stuart Wallace the Area Lifesaving Manager presented recognition of service awards.
Awards presented at the event held in the Royal Anglesey Yacht Club included a 40 years’ service badge to Mr Michael Stone who is still an active member of the launching authority team.
In respect of those who have had to leave the lifeboat crew team for family and work reasons a certificate of appreciation for over 25 years’ service was presented to ex Helm Mr A..J Robinson. Whilst ex crew members Mrs Lucy Aspden Zalot and Mr Robert Charlton for 19 and 18 years’ service respectively.
A further presentation and recognition was given to Mr Dave Jones and Dave Burke. Who have recently retired from their posts as Deputy Launching Authorities at Beaumaris.
Those present at the event came from the Beaumaris and Moelfre lifeboat crews, Lifeboat Open Day committee, The Beaumaris Shop volunteers and the fund raising Guilds at both the Beaumaris and Menai Bridge. They all enjoyed a marvellous barbeque held at the Royal Anglesey Yacht club.
In the picture in we see the award recipients from left to right Mrs Lucy Aspden Zalot, Mr A.J Robinson, Mr Robert Charlton,
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.