The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has awarded a framed certificate of thanks signed by the RNLI’s chairman to Daventry RNLI volunteer David Hutton.
Jeff Sutherland-Kay, chair of the RNLI’s Northampton branch, explained: “David has been a volunteer collector for many years and whenever we have a fund-raising event in Daventry he’s always one of the first with an offer of help. And that offer of help will usually include being on duty several times during the course of the event.
“We have a busy fund-raising programme in Northamptonshire as it is holiday-makers from the Midlands who are often most at risk when they go to the coast – they don’t always understand how dangerous the sea can be. We are very fortunate to have volunteers like David who are committed to helping whenever they can and the RNLI is always pleased to recognise the hours that volunteers put in.”
David was delighted to receive the award. “I have been an RNLI supporter for 15 years or more and a volunteer with the Northampton branch for nearly 10 years. It’s a wonderful organisation to be part of.”
The photograph shows David Hutton holding his Certificate of Thanks, with longstanding Daventry RNLI volunteer Roger Hadlow on the left and RNLI Northampton branch chair Jeff Sutherland-Kay on the right.