Poole volunteers attend awards celebration dinner
On Saturday 2nd November some of our volunteers battled the weather and delayed trains to join Stuart Popham, Chairman of RNLI, at the Excellence in Volunteering awards dinner at the Guildhall, London.
Helms Suzie Jupp, Jonathan Clark, Dave Riley and Volunteer lifeboat press officer Anne-Marie Clark received and shared their framed awards earlier in the year at the Poole Lifeboat volunteers evening but were invited to London to join other awardees from the South at a special celebration dinner.
It was good to see fellow crew from Weymouth that had received awards, extra special this year as the station is celebrating their 150th anniversairy.
Other Poole and district fundraisers Dave and Gerald were in attendance they had been nominated and received Excellence in Volunteering awards also in the past year.
The RNLI Excellence in Volunteering are awarded by the RNLI Chairman and Council as a very special thank you to volunteers who go above and beyond.
Congratulations to all our recipients, outstanding ambassadors who everyday make a difference.
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.