Man celebrates 100th birthday with 'no gift' party to raise funds for Bridlington RNLI

Roland Newby with a picture of his Uncle Walter who was coxswain of Bridlington lifeboat in the 1950s Image: Bridlington RNLIRoland Newby with a picture of his Uncle Walter who was coxswain of Bridlington lifeboat in the 1950s Image: Bridlington RNLI
Roland Newby with a picture of his Uncle Walter who was coxswain of Bridlington lifeboat in the 1950s Image: Bridlington RNLI
Roland Newby has celebrated his 100th birthday with a 'no gift' party to raise funds for Bridlington RNLI

Mr Newby is the nephew of Walter Newby who was coxswain at Bridlington from 1950-1959.

He celebrated his 100th birthday last week by holding a ‘No Gift’ party where instead of presents he asked for donations for Bridlington Lifeboat station.

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Mr Newby collected £192 which he kindly donated to Bridlington RNLI.

Mr Newby visited the lifeboat station as part of his birthday celebrations - Image: Bridlington RNLIMr Newby visited the lifeboat station as part of his birthday celebrations - Image: Bridlington RNLI
Mr Newby visited the lifeboat station as part of his birthday celebrations - Image: Bridlington RNLI

To celebrate his birthday Mr Newby paid a visit to the station where he met with Lifeboat Operation Manager, Steve Clark and volunteer Dave Coverdale, as well as opening his birthday card from RNLI Patron King Charles III with his daughters Janice and Jackie.

A spokesperson for Bridlington Lifeboat station said: “Happy belated birthday Roland from all the volunteers at Bridlington RNLI and thank you.”

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