Dedicated Barry Dock RNLI treasurer passes away.

Lifeboats News Release

Gordon Mudford former treasurer of Barry Dock RNLI for 20 years passed away recently.

Gordon passed away very suddenly but peacefully on the 17th October. He had been a loyal member of the Barry Dock Fundraising group, joining in 1998, and was the Treasurer for 20 years. He retired from this post early in 2018 at the age of 86 years but remained a member of the group, supporting events and collections when able. Gordon was a loyal supporter of the RNLI and other organizations including Barry Male Voice Choir and other charities.

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