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.”

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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