Exmouth RNLI awarded Certificate of Appreciation

Lifeboats News Release

Exmouth RNLI have been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Budleigh Salterton Lions Club.

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Exmouth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, Ian Taylor, received the Award from Budleigh Salterton Lions President, Richard Allen.

Exmouth RNLI volunteers were awarded a certificate of appreciation by the Budleigh Salterton Lions Club this week with a citation that reads ‘With thanks for your help and support of the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

In presenting the award, President of the Budleigh Salterton Lions, Richard Allen, said "On behalf of Budleigh Salterton Lions Club I was delighted to be able to present a Certificate of Appreciation to all the volunteers and staff of the Exmouth RNLI, especially as it is National Volunteers Week. The certificate is in recognition of their service, bravery and dedication to saving lives at sea and keeping people safe, particularly during the Covid pandemic.”

“I am sure that I can speak on behalf of all the residents and visitors to Budleigh when I say a special thank you to the Exmouth RNLI for coming over to Budleigh on Christmas morning and ensuring that the swimmers all get out of the sea safely. We look forward to being able to collect on behalf of the RNLI next Christmas."

Receiving the certificate on behalf of the RNLI volunteers, Exmouth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, Ian Taylor, said “It is a privilege for me to accept this certificate on behalf of all volunteers here at Exmouth RNLI Lifeboat Station. I am very grateful to the Budleigh Salteron Lions for their valued and continued support of our charity.”

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