A member of the Tynemouth branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has been awarded the lifesaving charity’s silver badge in recognition of their fundraising efforts.
Julie Stafford, treasurer of the branch, was honoured for being instrumental in raising over £250,000 for the charity.
Julie has helped to organise succesful goal days, wine tasting events and the annual Tynemouth Lifeboat Day, as well as her role in managing the branch funds.
David Stenhouse, Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat operations Manager, said he was delighted for Julie.
“‘Julie became our Treasurer in 2002 and since she has thrown herself into raising funds for our lifeboat station, quietly and without fuss, but very successfully and this award is extremely well deserved,” he said.
“The RNLI relies entirely on the public for funding and awards such as this are a small token of the thanks of the Institution for years of voluntary service and support to a charity that has always had at its heart one aim; to save lives at sea.”
Julie added: “I am proud and delighted to have been recognised in this way.”