Tim Gainsborough, 1952 - 2020, £2,085 Raised in His Memory

February 2021

Tim as crew Tim on 'Freedom of Selsey'

In September of 2020 Tim Gainsborough, ex-crew of Selsey Lifeboat Station, passed away after a short illness. He was a crew member for 10 years, joining in 1986.

Stained glass window In 2016 the stained-glass window, commissioned by the Freeman of the City of London in memory of Sir Peter Buchanan, who was a member of the Guild and the Station’s past President, was expertly put into place in the new Lifeboat Station by Tim, who was an experienced glazier of many years standing.

After Tim’s death the family set up a JustGiving page in his memory and raised the magnificent amount of £2,085, which was used to help buy a thermal imaging camera for the all-weather Lifeboat, ‘Denise and Eric’.

In Tim’s son, Tony’s, message to everyone he said:

"To all of you who kindly donated to the fund for RNLI Selsey Lifeboat in memory of our husband, father, brother, Grumpy, uncle and good friend to many, we have managed to raise a seriously substantial amount that has helped pay for an infrared camera that will help the Lifeboat crew find and save the lives of those lost in the water at both day and night, and it has just arrived.

"Dad was a man who liked to help people but would never mention it. To think that Dad is going to continue to save lives, although he is no longer with us, fills us with utter joy, and I know Dad would have felt the same.

Red octopus "Thank you, everybody, so much.

"From Tim, Jo, Adam and myself."

Thermal Imaging Camera