Retirement of Silloth RNLI Lifeboat Treasurer
Silloth RNLI lifeboat crew paid tribute to Alan and Jean Howe recently, on the occasion of Alan’s retirement from the lifeboat service, after being their Treasurer for the last fifteen years, from 2005 - 2020.
The presentation was made outside their home in Skinburness, according to strict Covid 19 conditions.
The crew presented Alan with a bronze statue of a lifeboat crewman along with a certificate. Jean received a certificate for her continuous support and help. They were also presented with an RNLI plaque in joint names to commemorate their time with the lifeboat station.
Silloth RNLI lifeboat crew would like to thank Alan and Jean very much for their dedication to the service and wish them both all the very best for their well earned retirement.
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.