Beaumaris RNLI volunteer receives award by charity's Chief Executive

Lifeboats News Release

A surprise awaited one Beaumaris RNLI volunteer at a recent crew meeting when he was presented with a framed letter of thanks, signed by the Chief Executive of the RNLI.

RNLI Area Lifesaving Manager Stuart Wallace (right) presenting a Letter of Thanks to John Pulford


Beaumaris RNLI volunteer receives award by charity's Chief Executive

Beaumaris RNLI volunteer John Pulford was presented with a framed Letter of Thanks on behalf of the Chief Executive by Stuart Wallace, RNLI Area Lifesaving Manager. John wears several hats at the lifeboat station as he volunteers his time as the station’s Lifeboat Press Officer, Launch Vehicle Driver, Shore Crew, Youth Education Officer as well as a member of the boathouse attendant team.

The Letter of Thanks was in recognition of the assistance given by John to the RNLI fundraising Face to Face team by showing the public around the station’s lifeboat and the launching trailer and tractor.

Marissa Lang, RNLI Face to Face Area Manager said:

‘John has been a huge support to the RNLI Face to Face team who have visited Beaumaris lifeboat station as part of the charity's fundraising work since 2015. As a team we were delighted to be able to nominate John for this award, as his hard work and support has been a great help to our team in raising vital funds to help save lives at sea.’

Recruitment to join the RNLI’s Face to Face team closes this Sunday (20 January). The RNLI Face to Face team are vital to the charity over the summer, working with lifeboat crews and lifeguards to provide beach visitors with important safety advice as well as encouraging them to support our lifesaving work. Find out more about how you can make a difference and apply to be part of our amazing lifesaving teams at or search for #BestSummerJob on Facebook and Twitter.

Notes to editor

  • The attached pictures show’s RNLI Area Lifesaving Manager Stuart Wallace (right) presenting a Letter of Thanks to John Pulford.
  • Lifeboat Open Day 2019 will be Saturday 20 July from 11am to 4pm.

RNLI media

For more information please telephone John Pulford, Beaumaris RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press officer on 07824 764474 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer Wales & West on 07771 941390.00000

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