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Lymington RNLI present awards to volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

Last week several awards were given out to the voluntary crew at Lymington.

Picture of awards

Jason Ludlow


20 year service awards were given to Simon Nuding and Ben Bradley-Watson and our Press Officer (Suzanne) received a National award for the stations online auction which raised over £11,000 earlier in the year. Thank you to all supporters and businesses that supported the auction.

Simon Nuding joined the voluntary crew 20 years ago. Simon said “my reasons for joining are certainly different to that of staying. That’s because of the ethos that was started well before I joined but has been carried right the way through my 20 years of at the station. The extended family, we as the Nuding family have gained and the the work I do now which is based upon the work we do on the lifeboat , still leads me to the conclusion that although I have given 20 years of service I am still in debt with Lymington Lifeboat and it’s crew past and present.”

Ben Bradley-Watson said "In the 20 years there have been huge changes in the RNLI both locally and at HQ, particularly in the equipment we use and how we train. At Lymington, I have seen us transition from the Atlantic 21 to the Atlantic 75 and 85...and building of a new boat house, as well as new training college and lifeboat building yard at Poole HQ. But the best part by far has been the Lymington crew, particularly the crew nights put, parties, ski trips, family functions, and fundraisers! Inbetween which we have been known to occasionally rescue people....!"

Congratulations and thanks for all the time you give to the Lymington RNLI.

Suzanne Brown, Lifeboat Press Officer, Lymington Lifeboat Station (07711) 393910 [email protected].uk

Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer, SE and London (07785) 296252 [email protected]

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