Wedding Bells eventually for Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI Crewman

Lifeboats News Release

Wedding bells eventually rang for Berwick-upon-Tweed Crewman Calvin Sutherland and his bride Lisa Blenkinsop.

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

Crewman Calvin Sutherland and his bride Lisa Blenkinsop

Like many couples Calvin and Lisa had to cancel their wedding due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Saturday 29 May 2021 at 2pm at the Baptist Church Berwick- upon-Tweed, the couple were eventually able to say, 'I do.'

Everyone at Berwick-upon-Tweed lifeboat station, welcomes Lisa to the RNLI family, as spouses and partners serve alongside the volunteer crew, supporting them while they save lives at sea and waiting for their safe return.

The team wishes that Calvin and Lisa’s marriage be blessed with good health, wealth but most of all happiness.

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For more information please contact Hazel Bettison, RNLI Volunteer Press Officer on: 07944 757578 or email [email protected]

Notes to editors

Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI was founded in 1835 and during its history, nine crew have been awarded medals for gallantry.

The station has an all-weather Mersey class lifeboat Joy and Charles Beeby and a D class lifeboat Vi and Charles Hogbin.

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