RNLI Long Service Awards for Lerwick and Aith volunteers
Members of Lerwick Ladies Lifeboat Guild and RNLI Aith lifeboat crew have received RNLI Long Service Awards
RNLI Aith crew member Ivor Moffat received his 30-year Long Service Award, with fellow crew Jimmy Nicolson who received his 20-year Long Service Award.
Malcolm Craigie, Lifeboat Operations Manager at RNLI Lerwick said: “I’d like to say well done to all those recipients of Long Service Awards for their many years of service to the RNLI in Aith and Lerwick. The Guild raises tens of thousands of pounds each year through organising fundraising events and running the RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat Shop; and we depend on the commitment of our crew to respond to a request to launch whenever we’re needed. We’re grateful for all their collective efforts which help us to save lives at sea.”
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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