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Lymington RNLI awarded Hampshire High Sheriff award

Lifeboats News Release

Lymington RNLI Lifeboat Station was honoured to receive a commendation from the Sheriff of Hampshire, Mr Philip Sykes, for valuable services to the community.

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Lymington RNLI volunteers and supporters

A small team of volunteers from the Lymington station along with Susan Ewer who nominated the station, attended the awards ceremony in The Great Hall at Winchester.

Speaking at the awards ceremony in the Great Hall in Winchester, the High Sheriff said, “I am delighted to be able to formally recognise all of the individuals and groups here today who have worked tirelessly in their respective fields to make their local communities safe and welcoming.”

The High Sheriff Awards are a mark of distinction and recognition given to Hampshire-based volunteers, groups and public servants making a significant contribution to society through enhancing safety and cohesion in our communities.

The Chairman of Station’s Lifeboat Management Group said that behind the headline work done by our crew there is an army of volunteers and fund raisers without whom there would be no Lymington Lifeboat. It was great to see members of the crew, the operational staff, the Water Safety Team and the Local RNLI Branch attend the ceremony as it represented all aspects of the Lymington Lifeboat Team.

Suzanne Brown, Lifeboat Press Officer, Lymington Lifeboat Station (07711) 393910 [email protected]

Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer, SE and London (07785) 296252 [email protected]

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