Lifeboat Volunteer Awards Night

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers from Newbiggin lifeboat station held a special awards night at Newbiggin Sailing Club..

The ward group together

RNLI/Richard Martin / Mark Pearson

Lifeboat Volunteer Awards night
The awards night was to recognise those volunteers who had been nominated for the 2022 Platinum Jubilee medal for their volunteering in the RNLI and also a special award for one long serving volunteer.

Lifeboat Operations Manager John Brayan congratulated all of the volunteers at the event praising them for their dedication and service. He added ‘It is an honour for our volunteers to be recognised for their service with the presentation of the Jubilee medals. The station in Newbiggin is run entirely by volunteers and our dedicated and committed team are pivotal to the continued success of the station.’

As part of the Jubilee celebrations nearly 4,500 Platinum Jubilee awards have been conferred to the RNLI and other emergency service volunteers.

The Newbiggin volunteers receiving awards were Les Fayers, Marc Kelly, Richard Martin, Tim Martin at the awards night. Paul Armstrong, Geoffrey Leslie and Lee Slaughter had also been reognised.

A special long service medal was presented to Tim Martin Boathouse Manager for 60 years of volunteering at Newbiggin lifeboat station. Tim had previously attended the Excellence in Volunteering garden party at Castle Howard Estate, York where long serving volunteers were given special recognition off the RNLI. Geoffrey Leslie was also an attendee at the event for our 40 years of volunteering.

RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or [email protected] or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local website.

John Bryan, left, presenting two awards to Tim Martin

RNLI/Richard Martin

Tim's special recognition
The York event

RNLI/Richard Martin

Tim and Barbara Martin at the Excellence in Volunteering event

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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.

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