Whitby RNLI celebrate 19 years of service from volunteer Gordon Stock.

Lifeboats News Release

Gordon was presented with a certificate and plaque today (Monday 1 July) to thank him for his hard work and commitment in volunteering at the station.

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Volunteer Gordon Stock with his plaque at Whitby RNLI

Over the past 19 years Gordon has talked to school parties from all over the country promoting the work that the RNLI do as a charity to save lives at sea.

On average Gordon speaks to around two school parties a week which means he has delivered talks to over 19,000 children during his time as a volunteer.

Gordon is leaving his role as Lifeboat Visits Officer to move closer to his daughter in Grange over Sands.

Howard Fields, Whitby RNLI Coxswain said. ‘From myself and all the crew we’d like to thank Gordon for his time and dedication. We will miss him around the station and wish him well with his move.’

'Gordon has been an asset to the team of volunteers here at Whitby, helping us share vital safety messages that could save lives.'

For more information contact Lifeboat Press Officer Ceri Oakes on 07813359428 or at ceri_oakes@hotmail.com

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Volunteer Gordon Stock at Whitby RNLI Station.

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Volunteer Gordon Stock receives his plaque at Whitby RNLI

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Volunteer Gordon Stock at Whitby RNLI Station.

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