Walmer RNLI crew member celebrates long service award

Lifeboats News Release

Walmer volunteer honoured following twenty years of service to the Institution saving lives at sea.

Volunteer Andrew Murray with his family after receiving his 20 Year Award.

RNLI/Christopher Winslade

Walmer crew member Andrew Murray celebrates his 20 Year Award with his family.
At the annual crew and supporter barbecue on Sunday 21 July, Lifeboat Operations Manager Denis Brophy presented local farmer and volunteer Andrew Murray with his 20 Year Service Award. While congratulating him on his award, Denis praised Andrew for his commitment, describing him as a strong and reliable crew member.

Speaking after receiving the award Andrew said “I would like to thank everybody here at Walmer. When I first walked into the station twenty years ago they immediately made me feel welcome and are like a family to me.’

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Walmer volunteer Andrew Murray with Operations Manager Denis Brophy.

RNLI/Christopher Winslade

Walmer volunteer Andrew Murray with Operations Manager Denis Brophy.

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