A memorial standard (flag) has been presented to the Dungeness RNLI station this week in memory of the late William (Willie) Richardson who died last November. Willie served with the RNLI for 45 years and the standard is a symbolic reminder of a person whose heart always focused on helping others and saving lives at sea.
For our overseas readers the RNLI is the Royal National Lifeboat Institute which is funded by public donations and having numerous lifeboat stations around the UK coast. Always in need of funds!!!! And on that point a local lady has left a fortune to the National Institute with over £1 million being left to Dungeness. This will fund the purchase of a new lifeboat and launching station within the next couple of years.