Thanet’s proactive RNLI Community Safety Team enjoyed their annual curry night and awards evening at the Ramsgate Tandoori, Harbour Street on Friday evening (29th November).  This was an excellent opportunity for team members to meet up in a relaxed atmosphere, reflect on the lifesaving and drowning prevention work undertaken during the past 12 months; and for the presentation of thank you certificates which this year were presented by the Worshipful Mayor of Ramsgate, Raushan Ara.  Anumber of the team also hold other very busy volunteer roles in the community and being able to enjoy a night out is invaluable to team morale.

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Community Safety Advior Neil Morgan receiving his award from the Ramgate Mayor.

Community Safety Advisor Ian Lockyer  receiving his award from the Ramsgate Mayor

Community Safety Advisor Dave Bennett receiving his award from the Ramsgate Mayor

Community Sadety Advisor John Homer receiving his award from the Ramsgate Mayor

Andy Mills (Community Safety Officer) said “it is so important to thank and reward team members for their drowning prevention and water safety work which they carry out tirelessly throughout the year, helping the RNLI to reduce drowning at the coast. The work that has been carried out his year with regards the newly devised ‘walking the pontoons’ tactic, dog walkers and runners coastal safety and Swim Safe is absolutely first class”.

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Acknowledgements

Our grateful thanks go to the Worshipful Mayor of Ramsgate, Raushan Ara, for taking the time out of her busy schedule to present the certificates to the team and the Mayor’s Town Sergeant Mac Wilkinson for his time.


Andy Mills

Thanet RNLI Community Safety Officer Striving to reduce accidental drownings by 50% by 2024 by spreading key safety messages to Thanet communities and its visitors.