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Stourbridge RNLI volunteer honoured for 50 years of fundraising
8:00am Tuesday 6th August 2013 in News
A LANDLOCKED Stourbridge RNLI volunteer has been commended for his many years of fundraising to help keep the country’s lifeboats afloat.
Graham Beckley was presented with a Certificate of Thanks by the Council of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in recognition of his dedication to the charity.
Mr Beckley, from Wentworth Road, Wollaston, has been a loyal and active supporter of the lifeboat service for over 50 years and has worked tirelessly as an unpaid volunteer fundraiser for the RNLI Stourbridge Branch. He is also a member of the branch’s committee.
The certificate was presented by Martin Jaggs, Coxswain Mechanic of the Lytham St Annes lifeboat, at an awards ceremony at Chester Racecourse.
Graham, aged 69, was overwhelmed at the honour and said: “I am delighted to accept this award, not for myself, but the many people of Stourbridge and the surrounding area who have generously put money in our collection boxes and supported our fundraising events over the years.”
Fellow RNLI Stourbridge branch committee member Keith Dixon has also scooped an RNLI Certificate of Thanks which will be presented later this year.
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