A SOLIHULL husband and wife have been recognised by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for their dedicated support for the lifeboat service over many years.
Andrew Towers and his wife Margaret, of Langley Hall Road, Olton, Solihull, who have been giving voluntary support to the RNLI for more than 15 years, have both recently been presented with awards in recognition of their valuable service.
Andrew received the RNLI’s ‘Bronze Badge’. He has been committee member of Solihull Lifeboat branch for the last eight years and is joint box secretary and the branch’s representative on the area co-ordinating group, in addition to assisting with the fundraising collections held throughout the year by the organisation.
Margaret received a framed “Certificate of Thanks”. She is also a committee member and with her husband assists with fundraising. In addition, she volunteers on behalf of the RNLI each year in manning the charity Christmas card shop in the Central Library.
The awards were presented by David Steenvorden, coxwain of the RNLI’s Humber lifeboat, at a ceremony at the Westley Hotel, Acocks Green.
After the presentation Andrew said, “Being presented with our awards by a lifeboat coxwain has brought home to us just how much the efforts of volunteers are appreciated by the crews.”