Filey RNLI volunteer Chris receives 40 years' service award

Volunteer Chris Clubley, 65, has been awarded a medal for 40 years' service to Filey RNLI.

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 3:40 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 3:44 pm
Chris with his medal.

Chris, who worked as shore crew and shop volunteer, started with the lifeboat by helping man the RNLI trolley.

Coble Landing has always played a big part in Chris's life. His mum, Mildred, used to work at the tea bar across from the lifeboat station and his dad, Hubert Clubley, was a tractor driver for the local fishing boats.

When asked what he would do now he has officially retired from the lifeboat he said: "I still get up at 7 o'clock every morning and come down here. I always keep busy."

The medal Chris received for 40 year service to RNLI.

John Ward, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, said: "We would like to thank Chris for everything he has done to support Filey Lifeboat over the years, we feel very lucky to have him as part of the Filey Lifeboat family."

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