VOLUNTEER fundraiser Margaret Towers has stood down from the committee of RNLI Solihull Branch after 12 years of dedicated service.
Mrs Towers, from Olton, joined the Solihull Branch committee in 2005 and, together with her husband Andrew who is also a committee member, has helped the branch to raise well over £100,000 for the charity during that period.
Despite having battled with life-threatening health problems she has been a dedicated and enthusiastic fundraiser and supporter for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, but has decided that it is now time to hang up the familiar yellow jacket for the last time.
Solihull Branch Chairman Clive Buckley presented Margaret with a framed certificate signed by Mr Paul Bossier, the RNLI Chief Executive at the latest group meeting.
He said: “The words on the certificate say it all – “The Chairman and Council of The Royal National Lifeboat Institution wish to record their sincere thanks to Margaret Towers in recognition of her dedicated and invaluable service to the Solihull Branch.
“She has shown sustained commitment to the organisation and to her team members.
“We thank Margaret for selflessly contributing to help the RNLI save lives at sea.”
Mr Buckley continued with a personal message.
He said: “The Branch are going to miss Margaret on our committee, but we truly thank her for all she has done for us and we wish her well for the future.”