High Sheriff of Kent awards Dungeness and Dover RNLI stations

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer Vice Chairman of Dungeness RNLI Fundraising Committee, Brian Wilkinson, attends High Sheriff of Kent Awards 2019 to receive an award in recognition of Dungeness RNLI station’s contribution to the community of Kent.

Brian Wilkinson receiving the award on behalf of Dungeness RNLI

Kent Community Foundation

Brian Wilkinson receiving the award on behalf of Dungeness RNLI

Both RNLI Dungeness and RNLI Dover were recognised at the awards which took place at the County Hall in Maidstone on Thursday 21 March.The RNLI stations were alongside other charities within Kent that were presented with an award for contribution to the county. A donation of £312.50 was also presented to each of Dungeness and Dover RNLI stations along with a surprise box of treats for the crew.

Jane Ashton, High Sheriff of Kent says: ‘It has been a great challenge to choose organisations for the High Sheriff’s Awards. I have been privileged to visit many charities, all dedicated and committed to serving those in need.’

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