Barrow Lifeboat acknowledges long serving volunteers
Barrow RNLI was delighted to be able to recognise the long service of three of its dedicated volunteers at a presentation last night.
Former Coxswain Alec Moore was presented with his award for an incredible 50 years’ service to the RNLI. During that time, Alec has held virtually all the crew positions on board the Barrow lifeboats. Today Alec continues his involvement with the Barrow RNLI by being part of the shore crew team and also acting as a Deputy Launch Authority.
Awards for 20 years’ long service were also presented to shore crew team member, Dave Johnson and lifeboat crew member, Alan Cleasby.
The RNLI is the charity which saves lives at sea. In order to do this we rely on our volunteers whether they help by being a part of the boat and shore crew teams, or assisting with operations, management and fund raising at the Barrow Lifeboat Station. Nationally, 95% of RNLI people are volunteers.
The picture shows (left to right):- Saul Mendelssohn, RNLI Area Lifesaving Manager, Alan Cleasby, Alec Moore, Dave Johnson.
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.