Dedicated Whitby volunteers receive RNLI long service awards.
The awards were presented at a regional event at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire.
Whitby RNLI's Coxswain Howard Fields said: Our family of fundraisers are as much a part of the RNLI as the crew, without them we simply wouldn't be able to operate and we are very grateful for all the time they give to the charity. Congratulations Betty and Cynthia.'
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