Fowey RNLI volunteers with combined 295 years service awarded Jubilee medals
16 Fowey RNLI Lifeboat Station volunteers have been awarded a special commemorative Platinum Jubilee medal in recognition of their service and dedication to saving lives at sea.
The medal, created to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, recognises frontline emergency services personnel who have completed five full calendar years of paid, retained or voluntary service, as of 6 February 2022.
The 16 volunteers at Fowey RNLI are among 4,500 volunteers and frontline staff from across the Royal National Lifeboat Institution to receive the medal.
Chris Ogg, Fowey RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager, and one of the medal recipients, said: ‘It’s an honour to receive this special commemorative medal. The RNLI in Fowey is run almost entirely by volunteers, with one full-time staff member, who are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are always ready to help those in trouble at sea. We could not do what we do without the selfless service and dedication of each individual member.
The 16 volunteers have a combined total of 295 years service with Fowey RNLI. They are: Jonathan Pritchard, Carl Gudmunsen, Jimmy Hoddinott, Malclom Richardson, Paul Gamble, Jan Philp, Christian Philp, Lewis Bingley, Adam Russell, Peter Alford, Sandy Finlay, Callum Pritchard, Kai A’Lee, Gabriel Harding, Chris Ogg, Graham A’Lee and Kathy Ogg.
Mark Dowie, RNLI Chief Executive, said: “My congratulations and thanks go to all the recipients and our thousands of other volunteers and staff who work tirelessly to deliver our essential lifesaving services”
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.
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