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Newbiggin Shop Award

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers from Newbiggin's Shop received a prestige RNLI award today.

Prestigious award for Newbiggin

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Shop Award

The Newbiggin shop team are celebrating a national success after they were identified for their work in delivering a successful retail venture in the lifeboat station here at Newbiggin by the Sea.

Dannie Rietiker the Wellbeing Coordinator from the RNLI said 'Towards the end of last year, we asked you to help us shine a light on the people who made a positive impact on your wellbeing. The volunteer team in the Newbiggin Shop were one of the groups that were singled out for recognition.'

Dannie added 'an important part of wellbeing is recognition – taking time out to look at how far we have all come and the progress that has been made.'

It was fantastic to see over 50 nominations come in. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to nominate a group or an individual.

A certificate is to be presented to the station which will be proudly displayed.

Amy Fayers, Newbiggin Shop Manager added ' we are extremely grateful for the award which recognises the dedication and interaction of the shop volunteers over many years.'

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.

Boathouse displays

RNLI/Lewis M

Newbiggin boathouse
Some of the various items for sale


Newbiggin shop
Lewis and Amy at the shop

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin shop volunteers
Some of the items for sale

RNLI/Mark Pearson

Newbiggin shop
Some of the various items for sale

RNLI/Mark Pearson

Newbiggin Shop

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