Last Friday the Branch lost a great friend and fellow fundraiser when Les Bridgewater passed away after fighting illness for a great many years.
Les will be remembered as a great ambassador for the RNLI. He helped with a number of Branches over the years and was also a presenter. He also contributed articles to local magazines and became, effectively, the Branch historian.
Over the time that I knew Les he provided me with a wealth of historical information that I was able to use in my own presentations. In that respect Les will always be with us whenever I stand up in front of a crowd to present on the RNLI.
Rest in Peace Les