The Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Committee of Management has acknowledged the huge contribution to the cause of fund raising made by the Selsey Lifeboat Station's ex-Chairman, John Light, with the award of the "Gold Badge".
John was an active member of the Station Branch for almost twenty years, sixteen of which in the role of Chairman, and was the founder and creator of Lifeboat Week with its numerous events as we know it today.
John, supported throughout by his wife, Jean, and his hard working committee, raised in excess of £250,000 over a period of several years, utilising fun events and exciting and innovative displays for the benefit of residents and visitors alike.
John received his award at a Celebration Lunch and presentation by HRH the Duke of Kent held at the Barbican Centre, London. The Selsey Branch is justifiably proud of John's acheivment and well-deserved award, and offers our heartfelt congratulations.
(Article written by Clive Cockayne, Lifeboat Operations Manager, Selsey Lifeboat Station)