AXA staff help colleague honour Southwold roots with museum mission
PUBLISHED: 09:22 07 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:22 07 September 2017
A team of Ipswich office staff rolled up their sleeves and helped revamp a seaside museum.
The eight volunteers from AXA Insurance gave the south wall of Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum a fresh lick of paint in Southwold, following essential repairs by local firm Duncan and Son, to prevent water entering the building.
They were led by Jonathan Balls, raised in Reydon and Southwold, whose parents and grandparents ran Southwold Shoes.
Jonathan’s father and grandfather, Andrew and George, were both keepers of the Southwold lighthouse – and his favourite drink remains a pint of Adnams Broadside.
He arranged the working party following a recent trip to the museum, which the team also cleaned from top to bottom, including the old lifeboat.
One of the museum trustees said: “Their offer to help us was like manna from heaven.”