RNLI Douglas makes arrangements for Sir William Hillary Commemorative Service
The Annual Commemorative Service to honour the memory of Sir William Hillary, the founder of the RNLI, will be held on Sunday 8 January 2017 at St George’s Church, Douglas, at 3.00pm.
The service is to be conducted by the Archdeacon of Man, the Venerable Andrew Brown. RNLI Douglas Patron, His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, Sir Richard Gozney KCMG CVO, will be attending the Service and will lay a wreath on the tomb of Sir William & Lady Hillary in St George’s Churchyard after the service.
The Crew and Committee of the Douglas Station extend an invitation to all supporters of the RNLI lifeboat service to be with them on this occasion, and afterwards in the South Douglas Old Friends Association premises in Finch Road where light refreshments will be served.
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Caption for one attached photo: "His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor Mr. Adam Wood laying the wreath at the 2016 service". Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland
For more information please contact Michael Howland, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07624 496029 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Eleri Roberts, Divisional Media Relations Manager (Wales and West) on 07771 941390 or 01745 585162. Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789
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