Excellence in Volunteering Award - Suzie Jupp - Poole Lifeboat Station
Suzie is not only a proficient Helm but she is extremely giving and supportive, usually the instigator of everything that goes on off the water at the station.
Suzie represents the crew at the management group meetings, she is one of the chief organisers of the Open Day, she always helps with the fundraising and manages the crew fund.
There really is no end to her talents she even bakes cracking cakes, Suzie supports so many people in so many ways. So it’s quite fitting that the RNLI Chairman and council recorded their sincere thanks and recognised Suzie’s invaluable contribution to Poole Lifeboat.
Our LOM Paul Glatzel proudly presented Suzie with her much deserved award.
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.