Honour for long-serving RNLI volunteer Val

Lifeboat Day at Scarborough Lifeboathouse.Val Johnson recieves her Service award from Scarboroughs Mayor Helen Mallory.Pictured left to right Chair of Scarborough Lifeboat Colin Woodhead ,Helen ,Val and Lifeboat Operations Manager Steve Parker..Picture Richard Ponter 123043
Lifeboat Day at Scarborough Lifeboathouse.Val Johnson recieves her Service award from Scarboroughs Mayor Helen Mallory.Pictured left to right Chair of Scarborough Lifeboat Colin Woodhead ,Helen ,Val and Lifeboat Operations Manager Steve Parker..Picture Richard Ponter 123043

A long-serving Scarborough RNLI volunteer has been presented with a certificate and statuette in recognition of her support.

Val Johnson was given the honour during the town’s annual RNLI Flag Day, which took place last weekend.

She has been volunteering for the charity for the last 25 years.

The same honour was recently made to assistant deputy launcher Tom Rowley by former operations manager Colin Lawson.

The flag day was organised by Colin Woodhead, Scarborough RNLI’s flag-day officer, who chairs the lifeboat station’s management committee.

During the weekend a team of collectors were out in force to raise money for the organisation, which is entirely funded by donations.

Collecting points were at Morrisons, Sainsburys, Proudfoots in Eastfield and Newby, outside the Sands, the Brunswick Pavilion, Westborough, the Balmoral Centre entrance, the lifeboat station, Aberdeen Walk, the Sea Life Centre and other locations.

Pictured left to right are Colin Woodhead, Mayor Helen Mallory, Val Johnson and lifeboat operations manager Steve Parker. Picture Richard Ponter 123043