RNLI volunteer given award

PUBLISHED: 12:30 27 July 2015

RNLI volunteer Mike Lang collects his award.

RNLI volunteer Mike Lang collects his award.

Chris Russell

An RNLI volunteer has been recognised for his work at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Mike Lang, who serves as volunteer lifeboat press officer (LPO) for Burnham RNLI, received an inscribed statuette at the charity’s regional awards ceremony in Poole in recognition of his tireless work for the group.

Tom Mansell, RNLI divisional operations manager, said: “Mike has carried out the role of lifeboat press officer with great skill and enthusiasm.

“He frequently identifies stories which will grab the interest of the media and maintains the high media profile of the RNLI at Burnham in both the local and national news media.

“On occasions, he has had to deal with sensitive stories, which he has done with professionalism.

“We are very grateful to Mike for his continuing voluntary service as LPO at Burnham and wish to recognise this with the award of a Statuette of a Lifeboatman.”

Mr Lang paid tribute to the members of the volunteer team, based on the Esplanade, after receiving the award.

He said: “It is good to be recognized, but publicity at Burnham is very much a team effort and I owe a lot to Helen, my deputy LPO, for her valued support and initiative, particularly in the social media area.”

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