Most people watched the Queens Speech on Christmas day but I bet that most didn’t spot Brownedger Paul Whiston Introducing his lifeboat crew to Her Majesty.
This is clearly a massive honour and shows the nation the respect Her Majesty has for these brave Volunteers.
As some of you know Paul has been living in St Ives Cornwall for many years now and has risen to Coxswain or Captain of the Station.
Paul recently told me he originally wanted to be a farmer and some of you will remember him working with Alan Lowe and Family on the milk round. He has a successful business in St Ives now and is fully committed to the RNLI.
He and his team are currently raising funds for a new tractor unit to tow the new lifeboat out. This tractor costs over £1 Million and they are half way there with their fundraising.
So while we are enjoying our Christmas festivities spare a thought for these brave volunteers who undertake the most dangerous of services for our country, and if you can give a donation to their fund please do so
To donate £5 to the St Ives (@LifeboatDaySS) lifeboat appeal – mentioned in #QueensSpeech – text RNLI ST IVES to 70300