A couple of items, recently reviewed, regarding the Lifeboat that I feel need shouting about:-
The first being a celebration of the 90 years of service by two stalwarts of the station. Judith Richardson, currently the Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer was presented the award for ‘Excellence in Volunteering’, having spent the past 50 years of her life associated with the local lifeboat. Judith’s late husband William was the previous Coxswain whose role was taken over by Stuart Adams who, on the same occasion was recognised for his 40 years of service – having joined at the age of 17. Both were presented the awards at the annual blessing and re dedication service for the stations Shannon class lifeboat.
In attendance and providing beautiful music, as always, were the City of Canterbury Brass Band, who, in turn, were presented with a framed photograph of the lifeboat ‘The Morrell’ (and signed by the crew) in recognition of their 30 years attendance at the memorial meeting.
Also in the news – the lifeboat were presented with a cheque for £1000.00, donated by the family of the late John and Betty Blackwell, following the sale of a private collection of stamps and post cards – purchased by Niko and Rachel Miaoulis – proprietors of the Pilot Inn, here at Dungeness.
The cheque was presented by Ian Blackwell who is one of the volunteer head launchers/drivers.
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