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Looe RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager recognised for his voluntary work

Lifeboats News Release

At the recent Rotary Cub of Looe Valley president’s evening, Looe RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager David Haines received an award for his vocational and voluntary work to the community of Looe

Looe RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager David Haines with the award shield outside Looe Lifeboat Station


Looe RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager David Haines with the award shield outside Looe Lifeboat Station

Each year The Rotary Club of Looe Valley recognises a member of the community who work tirelessly going the extra mile to help others. This year’s Community / Vocational award was presented to David Haines, volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager with Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station during the Rotary Club president’s evening at the Hannafore Point Hotel, West Looe on Saturday 2 June 2018.

Before presenting David with this award, Rotary Club of Looe Valley president Hugh Pendray described David’s tireless voluntary work with Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station. David first volunteered with Looe RNLI when the Looe lifeboat station was re-established in June 1992 and Hugh says David is a great ambassador for the RNLI and Looe.

Hugh mentioned David is the manager of Looe’s fish market and has a first hand knowledge of the fishing industry, when not on the market David can always be found on his boat Emma Louise, ferrying locals and visitors across the river or out into Looe bay for a mackerel fishing trip.

In receiving this award David Haines says ‘It is an unexpected honour to receive this award and I am proud to accept it on behalf of all my dedicated volunteer boat and shore crew back at Looe Lifeboat Station’.


Notes for Editors:

· The Rotary Club of Looe Valley president’s evening was held on Saturday 2 June 2018 at the Hannafore Point Hotel, West Looe

· No pictures of the award presentation are available


· Looe RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager David Haines with the award shield outside Looe Lifeboat Station
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