Award for Scarborough RNLI treasurer
Scarborough RNLI’s treasurer has been recognised for his voluntary work in the community.
Ian Bennett received the past-president’s award from the Association of Accounting Technicians at a conference at the botanical gardens in Birmingham.
It was presented to Ian by the AAT’s immediate past president Vernon Anderson, who said it had been inaugurated in 1994 for members who make an exceptional contribution to the AAT’s development or bring credit to the AAT by their service or example.
'The theme chosen for the 2018 award was ‘giving something back through voluntary activity’. The awards panel was looking to recognise the voluntary contributions made in local communities by members. This theme underpins the AAT’s commitment to the wider responsible business agenda'.
Vernon continued: 'This year the theme for the award afforded the panel the opportunity to recognise the unsung contributions that members make. We know there are many AAT members who give up valuable time, volunteering to support local communities up and down the country'.
Ian, who joined the AAT in the year it was founded, 1981 'has been able to utilise his experience in order to ensure the accuracy of the accounts figures he produces for Scarborough RNLI', Vernon said.
'As well as producing the accounts, Ian helps out in other ways, dealing with the collection boxes and processing donations, for example.'
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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.