News release


The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea

Date: 13/07/2009

Rye Harbour 016 2009


Sally Bayly, Fundraising Treasurer at Rye Harbour is awarded the RNLI's Bronze Badge

Sally Bayly, the Fundraising Treasurer at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station was presented with the RNLI's Bronze Badge by Peter Huxtable MBE, coxswain of Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat, on Saturday 20 June 2009 at the RNLI Lifeboat College at Poole in recognition of her individual services. Following the presentation, there was a tour of the Lifeboat College where Sally and the other awardees were able to see the training simulator and the training pool.

Sally joined the Rye Harbour and District Branch (formerly known as Rye, Winchelsea and District Branch) in November 2003 as the Branch Treasurer, a position that she held up until Wednesday 11 June 2008 when Rye Harbour and District Branch merged with Rye Harbour Station Branch when Sally became the Fundraising Treasurer for Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station.

Sally Bayly, Fundraising Treasurer for Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Stations, said: ‘I was suprised and chuffed to bits! I really felt quite honoured, actually. When I went to Poole, I was amazed to find out (even more than I knew already) how brave and self-sacrificing the RNLI Volunteer crews are.’

Peter Huxtable MBE, RNLI Coxswain for Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat, said: ‘It was an honour to present the award. It was nice to meet Sally and the other volunteers who help raise the money, which enables the RNLI to continue saving lives at sea.’

Mrs Priscilla Ryan, President for Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station, said: ‘I'm pleased that Sally has been awarded the RNLI's Bronze Badge in recognition of all that she does for the RNLI. Everyone at Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station, the members of the former Rye Harbour and District Branch and all of her friends in Rye send their congratulations on receiving this prestigious award.’

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Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 137,000 lives.

A charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SCO37736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland