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Long service award for Hastings shop manager

Lifeboats News Release

All at Hastings RNLI have offered their congratulations to Jacqui Robertson, the Shop Manager at Hastings who received a Long Service Award last week.

Hastings lifeboat station shop manager Jacqui Robertson.


Hastings lifeboat station shop manager Jacqui Robertson.

Jacqui first started with the RNLI at Hastings as a shop assistant in 1995, a year later she started on the Fundraising Committee in, which she Chaired between 2000-2006. Jacqui was proud to receive her Bronze Medal and in 2018, and her work with the RNLI meant that she was able to attended a Queen’s Tea Party at Buckingham Palace.

Jacqui says one of her most memorable moments was when she and six other lucky volunteers from Hastings went out on the Newhaven Lifeboat. They joined the crew on an exercise and she even got to drive the boat!

Since 2010 Jacqui has been the Shop Manager at Hastings, and works hard in that role alongside other volunteers in raising money for the RNLI.

The RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager at Hastings, Andy Davey said. ‘The RNLI relies on donations, and the generosity of individuals to keep us going. The RNLI’s shops are a vital part of that effort, and they of course could not operate without the skill and commitment of our shop staff, who like Jacqui generously to volunteer their time to help us save lives at sea. All of us at Hasting’s RNLI offer Jacqui our thanks and admiration for the efforts she has put in over the years, and congratulate her on receipt of her richly deserved long service award’.

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