Family of the late Carole Priestley visit Bridlington RNLI
Family members of Bridlington RNLI station in memory of former Luncheon Club Chair.
Family members of the late Carole Priestley visited Bridlington in order to remember the former Chair of Bridlington Ladies’ Lifeboat Luncheon Club (BLLLC) who sadly passed away in April 2020. Carole had held many roles including Honorary Treasurer and Vice-Chair and was a stalwart member of the Club for many years fundraising to support Bridlington RNLI. During Carole’s leadership strawberry teas and tombola at Leisure World were fund raisers for the first time.
The family, friends, colleagues from the BLLLC and representatives from Bridlington RNLI had earlier been in attendance at the Bridlington Spa for a Memorial Tea celebrating Carole’s life.
Attending Bridlington RNLI Lifeboat Station last Wednesday (3 August) were daughters Georgina and Emma who along with many other members of the family were treated to a personal tour of both the lifeboat station and the charity’s Bridlington all-weather lifeboat ‘Antony Patrick Jones’ before the lifeboat launched for an evening’s exercise which the family all watched from Bridlington’s north pier.
Bridlington RNLI Chairman Dave Garnett said ’Covid restrictions prevented many from attending Carole’s funeral and it was fitting that members of the BLLLC and Bridlington lifeboats attended this celebration of Carole’s life. She was a leading light of the Club for many years, devoting much time and energy to supporting Bridlington RNLI’
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