Thursday, 23 September 2021

RNLI chairman receives award for his services

THE chairman of the Henley branch of the RNLI hasn received an award for his fund-raising efforts

THE chairman of the Henley branch of the RNLI hasn received an award for his fund-raising efforts.

Norman Daniells, of Blandy Road, Henley, was presented with a gold bar to hang from his gold medal at the charity?s annual awards ceremony in London.

It is the third accolade he has received from the RNLI after winning a statuette for long service in 1991 and the gold medal in 2006.

Mr Daniells, 67, has been a member of the branch for 45 years and became chairman 13 years ago.

In the late Seventies he launched its annual car boot sale, which takes place at Henley Rugby Club in August each year. The event has raised more than £200,000 over the past 35 years.

In 2009 he and his committee raised £32,000 for a new lifeboat at Withernsea in Yorkshire.

The vessel, which is named Henley Eight, has saved three lives since it launched.

The branch is looking for new members to join its committee.Anyone who can help should call Mr Daniells on (01491) 574781.

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