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Berwick RNLI mourn the loss of Ladies Guild President

Lifeboats News Release

On the 21st of August 2017 Ladies Lifeboat Guild President Lady Rose Crossman MBE sadly passed away.

Lady Rose front row second from right

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

Sad loss of Ladies Guild President Lady Rose Crossman MBE
For nearly 43 years Lady Rose has held the role of President after joining the Guild in 1973, becoming President in 1974.

Lady Rose will be remembered as a true Lady, but a Lady who was never frightened to roll up her sleeves and muck in, when it came to fund raising for the RNLI.

In the past she has abseiled down castle walls, manned stalls, made tea and done the dishes. She has led the Ladies Guild by example.

In 2010 she was awarded a lifetime service award for voluntary service to the RNLI, this being the highest award given to a non-seagoing person. In 2015 she was awarded an MBE for voluntary services to maritime safety.

Everyone at Berwick lifeboat station send condolences to her family, she will be truly missed by all.

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