Crewmembers at an East Yorkshire based lifeboat station are celebrating having receiving a prestigious award.
The work that the volunteer crews from Humber Rescue have done improving people’s lives in the community was recognised by Humberside Fire & Rescue Service at their Community Awards Evening, last week.
To date Humber Rescue have responded almost 60 times during 2013 and the number of people rescued is already into double figures. In that time their fast response boats have been to emergencies on the Rivers Humber, Trent and Ouse.
Trustee and Coxswain Martin Rumford said;”I insisted that all of the crew members came up on the stage to receive their award as recognition for the great work that they do for Humber Rescue and I would personally like to pass on sincere thanks to them all whatever role they play, for providing such an essential service for the region.”
Humber Rescue is a fully independent charity which provides frontline emergency response rescue boats on the rivers of the Humber Estuary. Their volunteer teams cover a massive 540sq miles area from their Hessle Foreshore based boathouse.
Speaking about the recent success, Crewmember Richard Sheard says; “It’s great for our volunteers to get some recognition for the great work that they do. These people respond to emergencies on the rivers at any time, in any weather.”
Crew members from Humber Rescue were presented with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2011, this honour recognises the outstanding contribution made by volunteers to their local communities, with the work of those awarded being judged to be of the highest standard.
Humber Rescue is not an RNLI station and therefore every penny needs to be raised by the crew members. It costs the charity organisation approx. £60,000 a year to run one of their rescue boats and this money is provided by the generosity of people and businesses in the locality.