Monthly Archives: May 2015

Third party fundraising event 7th June

Next Sunday 7th June Birmingham Biker Events, a facebook group of motorcyclists will be doing a ride out from Hopwood Services at jn 2 of the M42 to the Lower lode inn near Tewkesbury on behalf of the RNLI. Almost 100 people have signed up to join the ride. There is room for more so if you fancy a ride out with great company be at the services at around 9am ready for a 10am departure. The cost is £3 per person.

The ride is suitable for 125cc bikes as well

If you know anyone in the Tewkesbury area get them to come along at about noon to meet the arrivals, Kev will be joining the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Branch with a D class lifeboat.

We hope to see many of you somewhere along the way.

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Mayday weekend at Asda Minworth

A collection at ASDA in Minworth over the weekend of our Mayday campaign raised a total of £840.

As always thanks to the customers of the store and to the staff for hosting us.

From reports around the Country it appears that the Mayday campaign was a great success and it will be interesting to see what developments come out for next years Campaign.

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Gold Award and Bar – Chris beats the odds

On 21 May 2015 Christopher Clifford attended the National Awards Presentation of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) at the Barbican Centre to receive a bar to his gold award for service to the institution from HRH the Duke Of Kent. Few of these awards are issued each year and this one was more poignant as earlier in the year he suffered an illness which for a time appeared likely to be fatal.
As he recovered from his illness Chris> was determined that despite restricted mobility he would walk across the stage to receive the award which was a key focus of his recovery. Accompanied by his daughter Helen he did exactly that to the delight of the friends and family who had accompanied him.
Chris has been a stalwart of the charity for many many years in his role as a souvenir secretary for the Erdington Fundraising Branch, supported by wife Jacky, and his children David, Helen and Tracey. Even granddaughter Emily has been known to do some education work for the Branch at 13 years old.
Chris was heavily involved in the fundraising campaign iin the mid 1990’s which lead to the building of the Lifeboat “Forward Birmingham” which for many years was the Exmouth Station Boat.

Chris receives his award from HRH the Duke of Kent

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