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Excellence award for Fowey RNLI lifeboat shop volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

A team of lifeboat shop volunteers in Fowey have been given an RNLI Excellence in Volunteering award by the Chairman and Council of the RNLI.


Di Morris receiving the award from Andy Bramwell, the RNLI Community Manager for Cornwall

The award was presented to shop manager Di Morris and her team of volunteers ‘in appreciation of their positive and practical approach to the challenges that the global pandemic provided. Their commitment to team work and brilliant customer service led to a significant uplift in sales in 2021. These volunteers have continuously displayed the RNLI values of being trustworthy, selfless, courageous and dependable. Their collaborative efforts help the RNLI continue to save lives at sea.’

Fowey RNLI shop manager Di Morris said: ‘We have an excellent team of volunteers working in the shop here in Fowey and we are proud to be recognised for our hard work and commitment during what was a difficult year. Locals and visitors love coming into our shop which has a great selection of cards, gifts, clothing and toys and it is very rewarding to be involved in working for such a good cause.’

Di, who also runs the team of volunteers that show visitors around the Fowey all-weather lifeboat, has been invited to a celebration for award winning volunteers at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth on October 30. Di is pictured receiving the award from Andy Bramwell, the RNLI Community Manager for Cornwall.

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Fowey RNLI shop Award

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