Posthumous award for long-serving RNLI crew and fundraiser.
David Mottram served as a part of Rhyl lifeboat crew since the 1960's, and then moved to Llandudno where he kept up his fundraising efforts at both stations.
David had been nominated for his 60-year service medal before Christmas 2020, but he sadly passed away in the New Year of 2021. After consultation with the RNLI at Poole headquarters, it was agreed to award the long-service medal posthumously. The medal duly arrived and was delivered to Peter Dean, chair of the Rhyl fundraisers.
The medal and service certificate was handed to David's son Anthony at a special presentation in front of Rhyl lifeboat station. Due to Covid rules, the presentation took place outside, in front of the doors of the station.
The photos show
Main - Anthony being presented with his father's medal by Peter Dean, Rhyl RNLI fundraisers chair
second - Anthony and his wide Carol with the medal and a photo of David with family
third - David (front-left) helping to recover the relief lifeboat Lucy Lavers at a flag day at Rhyl in the 1970's
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.