RNLI Lifeboats

Last Sunday I was invited along to the Annual Presentation of Awards for the North Region and North Division of the RNLI at York Racecourse.

My Auntie Brenda had been invited because of the work she does raising money for this great cause, and her son, my cousin David, came as well as he volunteers as a crew member for his local lifeboat team.

I know my posts are usually about music, the harp, gigs etc. so I thought I’d write about something a bit different today.  The Awards Presentation happened either side of Afternoon Tea – involving scones, sandwiches and cakes!  Very English, exceedingly yummy!

We were shown a couple of films depicting dangerous rescues that have been undertaken – it’s so hard to believe that the vast majority of the amazing work these people do is voluntary!  They are literally saving lives.  Many people at Sunday’s event were receiving awards for their fundraising efforts over the years – my Auntie Brenda included.  It was really nice to be a part of the day – plus there were a few opportunities for the obligatory cardboard cut-out photographs…  We also noticed that, as people were receiving their award, the crown on the flag behind sits rather neatly on their head, and for that, I hope I am forgiven…

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Anyway, it was a lovely way to spend the afternoon and catch up with some family.  A big Well Done to my Auntie Brenda, thoroughly deserved Bronze Badge from a very worthy cause.

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