Douglas RNLI arrangements for Sir William Hillary Commemorative Service 2020
The Annual Commemorative Service to honour the memory of Sir William Hillary, the founder of the RNLI, will be held on Sunday, 12 January 2020, at St George’s Church, Douglas, at 3.00pm.
RNLI Douglas Patron, His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, Sir Richard Gozney KCMG CVO, will be attending the Service and will lay a wreath on the tomb of Sir William & Lady Hillary in St George’s Churchyard after the service.
The RNLI will be represented at the service by Associate Director of Fundraising, Angela Rook, and Council member, Kate Wilson.
The Crew and Committee of the Douglas Station extend an invitation to all supporters of the RNLI lifeboat service to be with them on this occasion, and afterwards in the South Douglas Old Friends Association premises in Finch Road where light refreshments will be served.
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Caption for attached photo: Painting of Sir William Hillary Credit: RNLI
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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.