Looe RNLI says congratulations and thank you to volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

Looe RNLI fundraising volunteers, Barbara and David Jones recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. The couple requested no presents for their emerald wedding anniversary, suggesting contributions to Looe Lifeboat Station if desired

Cheque presentation - Left to right – David Jones, Marilyn Berry and Barbara Jones

RNLI/Ian Foster

Cheque presentation - Left to right – David Jones, Marilyn Berry and Barbara Jones

Barbara and David Jones are long standing shore based volunteers with Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station. Barbara volunteered to help in the Looe RNLI shop when it first opened in the Middleton’s Corner boathouse during 1998. Barbara moved with the shop to its current location when the Albatross Lifeboat Station was opened in October 2003. With the arrival of the Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat Alan and Margaret, David was a founder member of the guide team who opened the Albatross boathouse to the public and gave guided tours around the inshore lifeboats and launch tractors.

The couple celebrated their 55th (Emerald) wedding anniversary on 8 August 2019 requesting no presents, but contributions to Looe RNLI if desired. Yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 27 August 2019, when Barbara and David had finished their shift in the shop and boathouse, they presented Looe RNLI fundraising committee secretary, Marilyn Berry, with a cheque for £550.

Barbara and David’s proud connections with Looe Lifeboat Station continue, as their grandson Goron Jones has recently passed his assessment as qualified lifeboat crew.

Everyone associated with Looe Lifeboat Station pass on their congratulations to Barbara and David on their wedding anniversary and thank them for this very generous donation, which will be used to ensure our volunteer crews continue to Save Lives at Sea.

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Notes to editors

Photos:

· Cheque presentation (1)
Left to right – David Jones, Marilyn Berry and Barbara Jones
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster

· Cheque presentation (2)
Left to right – David Jones, Marilyn Berry and Barbara Jones
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster

Information

· Re-established as an inshore lifeboat station in 1992, Looe RNLI operate two inshore lifeboats
An Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and a D Class Ollie Naismith

· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk

· Looe RNLI Facebook page www.facebook.com/LooeRNLI

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Ian Foster, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Looe Lifeboat Station, on 07902 753228 or looelpo@ianfoster.com or ian_foster@rnli.org.uk

or Amy Caldwell, RNLI Regional Media Manager, on 07920 818807 or amy_caldwell@rnli.org.uk

or Emma Haines, RNLI Regional Media Officer, on 07786 668847 or emma.haines@rnli.org.uk

Alternatively you can contact the RNLI Duty Press Officer on 01202 336789
Cheque presentation - Left to right – David Jones, Marilyn Berry and Barbara Jones

RNLI/Ian Foster

Cheque presentation - Left to right – David Jones, Marilyn Berry and Barbara Jones

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 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.

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