Saturday, December 3, 2011
Port Isaac’s RNLI crew and committee have welcomed two of its top supporters to the lifeboat station.
Former Storm Force member Victoria Redman, 17, from East Yorkshire, has raised a staggering £4,000 for Port Isaac RNLI over the past six years. With such passion and dedication, it is hardly surprising that she won the RNLI Award for Young Fundraiser of the Year in 2009.
Victoria was invited to the lifeboat station in recognition of all her hard work over the years. She was accompanied by George Mayall, 13, from Stourbridge, who has also shown incredible commitment to Port Isaac RNLI.
Port Isaac RNLI chairman, Bob Bulgin, spoke of their achievements: “During her latest visit Victoria presented a cheque for a further £540 to be dedicated towards the cost of equipping our crew with a new improved design of RNLI life-jackets due to come into service next year.
He continued: “Over the past two years George has kept in touch with the station on a regular monthly basis exchanging frequent letters following its day-to-day activities very closely and keeping detailed logs of call-outs, not only for Port Isaac but the lifeboat service in general, his detailed knowledge of the RNLI and its operations is indeed second to none and highly valued by all of this RNLI friends in Port Isaac and other stations.”
To mark the occasion, both Victoria and George were presented with Port Isaac RNLI insignia baseball hats.