Fundraiser celebrates 20 years with RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Last week saw the fundraising Chairperson Roberta Duncan receive a medal from the RNLI for 20 years service

Roberta Duncan with her medal

RNLI/Lorraine Clark

Roberta Duncan

Roberta first got involved with the RNLI when she worked in the local council offices and 2 of her colleagues were involved and asked her if she would like to join them. That was her hooked!

During her 20 years she has had a few jobs from Souvenirs secretary, Box secretary, Treasurer, to Vice chairperson to her current post Chairperson.

Roberta said this week “I enjoy my time as a fundraiser, meeting people at various fundraising activities and the committee are a great supportive group. I feel very surprised and privileged to receive my award. It has been a quick 20 enjoyable years”.

Well done Roberta. Thank you very much for your commitment and time to the RNLI.

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