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Loch Ness RNLI volunteer receives Red Cross Medal from Prince Albert in Monaco

Lifeboats News Release

Loch Ness RNLI Deputy Launching Authority, Linda Izquierdo-Ross, was honoured at the weekend in Monaco.

Prince Albert of Monaco presenting Linda Linda Izquierdo-Ross with her Red Cross Medal
Prince Albert presented Loch Ness RNLI volunteer Linda Izquierdo-Ross with a Red Cross Silver medal at the palace in recognition of over 10 years of voluntary service as medical communication at the 'Sortie Tunnel' at the Grand Prix in Monaco.

Linda joined the Loch Ness RNLI Lifeboat Station as a volunteer crew member in 2008 and became a Deputy Launch Authority in 2018. And throughout that time, she has also volunteered her expertise at the Formula 1 races held in Silverstone and Monaco. She is also Loch Ness RNLI's lead in education at the station.

Linda said 'she was really honoured' to receive the medal, and she particularly enjoyed the Prince's speech in which he referred to volunteering and assisting each other in times of need as the essence of a functioning society.

Joanna Stebbings, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Loch Ness RNLI says: 'We are all incredibly proud of Linda here at Loch Ness RNLI and delighted for her volunteer work to be recognised in this way.'

Linda, Heartfelt Congratulations! from all at Loch Ness RNLI.

Notes to editors

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Our Lovely Linda and her medal.

Linda Izquierdo-Ross

Red Cross Silver Medal

Linda Izquierdo-Ross

Linda Izquierdo-Ross

Marshals and Firemen at the famous 'Sortie Tunnel' May 2023

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