Rewards for RNLI helpers

Tim Martin, Val Brown, Viv Brown, and Chris Main who have collectively given 153 years of voluntary service at the RNLI.
Tim Martin, Val Brown, Viv Brown, and Chris Main who have collectively given 153 years of voluntary service at the RNLI.
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The long-term contribution of four lifeboat volunteers from south east Northumberland has been acknowledged in a special awards ceremony.

Val Brown, Viv Brown, Tim Martin and Chris Main, who have collectively given 153 years of voluntary service at Newbiggin Lifeboat Station, were honoured for their efforts last week.

Val, who is the current secretary of the Newbiggin fundraising team, Val’s sister Vivien, the team’s chairwoman, both received the RNLI Silver Badge for more than 20 years service to fundraising for the local station.

Boathouse manager Mr Martin received the RNLI Statuette for more than 55 years of service at Newbiggin, including roles as crew and second mechanic.

Station box steward Chris Main received a framed service certificate for more than 48 years service including roles as crew and second coxswain.

Community fundraising manager Gill King made the presentations to the four at the boathouse in Newbiggin with lifeboat operations manager Pauline Cooksey.