Kilkeel RNLI treasurer retires after 25 years service

Lifeboats News Release

Mr Stanley Tomkins, treasurer for the Kilkeel RNLI volunteer crew is to retire after 25 years service.

Mr Stanley Tomkins receives his British Empire Medal
Mr Stanley Tomkins, a retired bank manager, has recently been awarded the British Empire Medal for his charitable work in the local community. He has,over the past 25 years, been the treasurer for Kilkeel RNLI and he has now decided to retire to devote more time to his other interests.

John Fisher, Kilkeel RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, said, 'We thank Stanley for his dedication and his energy
over the past 25 years. We shall miss his steady hand on the financial rudder and wish him well for the future.'

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