A Day to Treasure..

Lifeboats News Release

Tuesday 15th May 2018 will be a day to treasure and remember for two members of Filey Ladies Lifeboat Guild: Caroline Kent (Chair) and Gina Robinson (Vice Chair)

Caroline Kent and Gina Robinson at Buckingham Palace

RNLI/John Ward

Caroline Kent and Gina Robinson at Buckingham Palace

In recognition of the fantastic fund-raising team at Filey Lifeboat Station and following a nomination of the Filey Ladies Lifeboat Guild for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, both Caroline and Gina were invited to a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

Representing the whole of the Filey Lifeboat Station family, they had a fantastic afternoon in wonderful sunshine at the Palace and have done both the RNLI and particularly Filey Lifeboat justly proud.

John Ward, Filey Lifeboat Press Officer, said: “The whole station is absolutely thrilled that our fund-raising teams should be recognised in this way and an afternoon Garden Party at Buckingham Palace is a truly deserved and unique way to celebrate the achievements here in Filey.”

Notes to editors

  • Filey Lifeboat Station was founded in 1804. It currently operates both a Mersey-Class All-Weather Lifeboat and an Inshore Lifeboat. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to Filey Lifeboat Station Facebook page.

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