RNLI award goes to Oddfellows

An organisation which has supported a Norfolk lifeboat station to the tune of almost �600,000 over nearly 50 years has been given a lifetime achievement award by the RNLI.

An organisation which has supported a Norfolk lifeboat station to the tune of almost �600,000 over nearly 50 years has been given a lifetime achievement award by the RNLI.

The Oddfellows, a national non-profit-making friendly society which also encourages community spirit, has bought three lifeboats for Sheringham, along with helping towards equipment ranging from pagers to launch carriages.

The Atlantic 85 is called the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows, and a predecessor bearing the same name was only recently craned into the town's emerging new lifeboat and town museum complex.

Oddfellows representatives Alison and Keith Adamson received the award from the RNLI's president the Duke of Kent after the annual meeting at the Barbican in London.


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Mrs Adamson, Oddfellows East Anglian Group conference secretary, said: 'We have been associated with Sheringham for nearly 50 years. In that time the lifeboats have developed and changed enormously, but what hasn't is the crew's dedication and commitment to saving lives. They have become great friends and it is a privilege to be associated with the station.'

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