Weymouth Lifeboat station AGM
The AGM of Weymouth lifeboat station took place at Weymouth Sailing Club on Tuesday 1st May 2018 exactly 150 years to the day from when a committee was formed to consider the offer of the Earl of Strafford to purchase a lifeboat for the town.
The present Mayor Cllr. Kevin Brookes who holds the title of President of the branch was in attendance to oversee the proceedings and to present a certificate of service to Matt Green who recently stepped down from the crew after 10 years service.
Graham Keates who retired from the crew after 36 years of service was presented with his certificate of service by Di Ludlow.
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.