RNLI bronze badges awarded to two Dungeness lifeboat fundraising volunteers
On Sunday 13 September at Dungeness RNLI lifeboat station after the annual lifeboat blessing, Ellie Wood RNLI Community Fundraising Manager for Kent and East Sussex presented RNLI bronze badges awarded to Vivien and Graham Foster in recognition of their valuable voluntary commitments in raising funds for the RNLI to help save lives at sea.
Graham, a former head launcher joined the fundraising committee in 2004, in 2006 he took on the role of box secretary on the team, in 2011 he was voted in as Vice Chairman of the fundraising committee and remains in this position to date.
In 2004 Vivien joined the station as an events volunteer and subsequently joined the fundraising committee in 2005, in 2006 she was made deputy box secretary on the committee and took over the role of box secretary in 2011 and she too remains in this position to date.
Since joining the Dungeness branch both Graham and Vivien have worked tirelessly raising funds and take active parts in all the station events, they most certainly deserve this accolade from the RNLI.
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