St Ives RNLI give thanks to Greenway family

Lifeboats News Release

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Some of the Greenway Family with crew

When the Greenway family contacted us here at St Ives Lifeboat to tell us that Ken Greenway - a beloved husband, father and grandfather - had sadly passed away and that the family wished to make a donation and a collection from the funeral, we were all incredibly touched.

Ken Greenway was so passionate about the RNLI, and St Ives specifically. He had visited St Ives several times a year for over 25 years, his family continuing the tradition of getting married here and celebrating many meaningful family events in St Ives. The family explained to us that the St Ives Lifeboat and St Ives itself was very much in Ken Greenway's heart.

The family came down to our lifeboat station on Wednesday evening from Warwickshire. They met with our crew, had a picture taken, and many of Ken Greenway's grandchildren toured the station and checked out the inshore lifeboat.

The family felt that this was the most fitting tribute in Ken Greenway's name, and for that we are thankful.

James Perkin, Lifeboat Operations Manager for St Ives said:

'We are so grateful for the generous donation in Ken Greenway's name, and I hope that the family take comfort in the fact that this will ensure that out crew can continue to respond every time that pager sounds. We will remember Ken, and the family and are thankful that they chose St Ives Lifeboat in his memory.'

Notes to editors

  • Photo 1 – Some of the Greenway Family with crew – Niki Brooks
  • Photo 2 – Greenway Grandchildren on inshore lifeboat – Niki Brooks

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Greenway Grandchildren on inshore lifeboat

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