Sudden passing of Lifeboat Chairman

Lifeboats News Release

We are sad to announce the death today of our Chairman Stan Green.

Former Chairman and Lifeboat Operations Manager at Newbiggin lifeboat station

RNLI/Richard Martin

Stan Green
Stan, who was a former Lifeboat Operations Manager had given many years of voluntary service to the Newbiggin lifeboat station, passed away suddenly earlier today.

Over the years Stan has overseen and managed the lifeboat operations from the 1970's when the offshore lifeboat Mary Joicey was on station as well as the transition and operation to inshore lifeboats that we have today.

Stan also took an active part in the vital fundraising work as well as education presentations for the younger audience with his dramatic story about Barney the dog, who was rescued by the lifeboat here.

We send our sympathies to the family at this difficult time.

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For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or [email protected] or Jim Rice Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email jim_r[email protected] or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local websites.

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