Ramsey RNLI honoured at the Isle of Man Chief Constable’s Annual Awards Ceremony
Ramsey RNLI volunteers were recognised for their dedication and outstanding performance at the Isle of Man Chief Constable’s Annual Award Ceremony.
The ceremony honours officers, special constables, support staff, community volunteers and the public and took place at the Gaiety Theatre, Douglas on Tuesday 9 July. The awards were presented by his Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, Sir Richard Gozney KCMG CVO.
The Chief Constable’s commendation was awarded ‘for teamwork, dedication and hard work that helped save a life' in challenging conditions.
‘For their determination, skill and hard work without which a young woman could have died, SARDA, the RNLI, Ramsey Coast Guard, Detective Constable Jenette Krecjci, Constables Rachel Christian, Simon Taylor, Clare Sproule-Craine and Sergeant Scott Mylchreest are formally commended.’
Among those commended were twenty Ramsey RNLI volunteers; Greg Anderson, Ali Clague, Carl Buck, Ray Christian, Jason Colley, Darren Corkill, Dawn Dickens, Gordon Dickens, Wayne Hargrave, Jon Honey, Mark Kenyon, Stephan Lang, Martin Packard, Alan Presford, Edd Saunders, Theresa Shammon, Michelle Stewardson, Craig Walmsley, Andy Walton and Jack Warrilow.
Following the ceremony Ramsey RNLI’s coxswain Mark Kenyon said, ‘It was an honour for the station to receive this recognition from the Chief Constable for what was a great team effort. The service did require a number of small teams from different agencies working together to ensure a successful outcome. It clearly demonstrates what can be achieved at any time of day or night in a small community when everyone pulls together.’
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.