Cullercoats RNLI Volunteer receives Excellence in Volunteering Award

Lifeboats News Release

A huge well done from all of us here at Cullercoats RNLI to our very own Geoff Cowan, who recently received an Excellence in Volunteering Award from the RNLI.

Geoff Cowan in Crew Kit

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Geoff Cowan

For the past 16 years, Geoff has volunteered as the local Community Safety Officer (CSO) and has recently taken on the role as Area SHELL Coordinator. John Payne, Director of Lifesaving Operations, has congratulated Geoff for his hard work and commitment to both sea safety and community safety volunteering. For the previous 30 years, Geoff volunteered on both Cullercoats and Tynemouth Lifeboats and his dedication to the cause of saving lives continues. Well done, Geoff!

Geoff's Excellence in Volunteering Award

RNLI/Anna Heslop

Geoff's Excellence in Volunteering Award

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