Oban RNLI's Volunteers Recognised with Excellence in Volunteering Awards
Oban RNLI lifeboat’s deputy coxswains and press officers have all received an Excellence in Volunteering Award, in recognition of their invaluable service to Oban Lifeboat Station.
Oban lifeboat station’s four deputy coxswains Mark Scott, Finlo Cottier, David Isaac and James Hardie have all been recognised by the RNLI for their dedication to the station. The certificates awarded by the RNLI’s Chairman and Council recorded their ‘sincere thanks’ for ‘giving time to help provide full time coxswain cover at the station’ and for their ‘commitment and leadership’.
Both the stations press officers Iain Fulton and Leonie Mead also received Excellence in Volunteering Awards for their ‘invaluable support to Oban Lifeboat Station’.
The RNLI’s prestigious Excellence in Volunteering Awards recognise both staff and volunteers who have gone above and beyond what is expected of them.
Some were able to attend a celebratory dinner at the Playfair Library in Edinburgh on Saturday evening (16 November), hosted by the RNLI’s Chairman Stuart Popham and Scottish Chairman Roger Lockwood.
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.