RNLI volunteer recognised with new role
Brian Cursley, manager of the successful Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) souvenir shop in Lyme Regis, has been rewarded for his sterling fundraising efforts by being made the new Boathouse Custodian of Lyme Regis’s lifeboat station.
The charity shop which Cursley manages has broken records with its sales, becoming the second most profitable in the UK over the course of 2011, and is located right next to the lifeboat station at Lyme Regis’s harbour.
The obvious choice for the role of Boathouse Custodian, Brian will be responsible for the opening and closing of the station every day and recently celebrated the beginning of a new season with a coffee morning for the 40 volunteers who give their time to the shop.
Accepting his new position, Cursley was keen to emphasise the importance of the lifeboat station and adjoining shop remaining open throughout the year, so that visitors staying in a Lyme Regis B&B or other local accommodation on their holiday will be able to enjoy what they have to offer and, if they wish, donate money to the RNLI.
Published on 14/03/2012.