Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Congratulations to local man Bob Bulgin who has been made a Medallist of the British Empire (BEM) in honour of all the hard work he has done for Port Isaac RNLI.
The news was revealed in the Queen’s New Year Honours List, although Bob had already received an official looking letter by that point, at first thinking it to be a speeding fine!
He has long been involved in the Port Isaac RNLI, having been a committee member for the past 16 years, and Chairman and Branch Press Officer for the past seven years.
He has done an enormous amount to raise the profile of the charity and has helped Port Isaac RNLI become a successful fundraising branch.
His efforts have not gone unnoticed. Paul Boissier, the RNLI’s chief executive, described Bob as “a man that genuinely cares about people. He has an authentic passion for the lifeboat and its place in the community, and he has given up a great deal of time for charity work.”
Speaking of the awarded, Bob said: “I have always considered the strength of the RNLI comes through close team effort, both operational on the water and in support”.
“I certainly consider this BEM award as an endorsement of this view – without the dedication and hard work of our excellent Committee and Crew there would be no such award.”
Congratulations to Bob and, as always, many thanks to the whole team at Port Isaac RNLI for everything they do.