RNLI receives Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award

Lifeboat charity is one of 60 chosen for services to the Jubilee

The Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) has received a

special award for its work during the Jubilee Pageant earlier this year.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012 was set

up to recognise people or organisations which devote time and energy to making

Britain a better place. 

The charity was nominated for the award by long-term

supporters, TV’s Timothy Spall, who described the charity as “what is

great about Britain.”

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Paul Boissier, RNLI chief executive, said, “We are

absolutely thrilled to receive this prestigious award, and for our selfless

volunteers to be recognised for their commitment and dedication in the Diamond

Jubilee year.”

The RNLI, which has 4600 volunteers, was one of 60 charity

organisations recognised in these one-off awards. Martyn Lewis CBE,

chairman of the award committee, said, “The organisations honoured have built

their success on the dedication and generosity of thousands of extraordinary

people, each of whom has devoted their time and energy to the simple aim of making

their communities – and country – a better place.”

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