Caister lifeboat charity thanks Bury St Edmunds man for fundraising efforts

Derek George, left, from Caister Volunteer Lifeboat Service, presents Don Hill with a picture of a l

Derek George, left, from Caister Volunteer Lifeboat Service, presents Don Hill with a picture of a lifeboat for his fundraising efforts. - Credit: Gregg Brown

A Bury St Edmunds man has been awarded for his dedication to a lifeboat charity, after making around 80 talks across the region in return for donations.

Don Hill, a St Edmundsbury Cathedral tour guide, has been talking to a range of groups about the history of Norfolk’s Caister Independent Lifeboat charity. The funds from each talk went to the charity and he was presented with a painting of the lifeboat as a thank-you for his work.

Mr Hill said: “Having worked as a social worker for 25 years it was good to have a change in retirement.

“I used to work in Norfolk and you cannot be there without hearing the tale of the Caister men. It gripped me and I decided to help raise money for them in my retirement.”


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