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Lifeboat fundraiser honoured for years of charitable efforts

PUBLISHED: 11:15 26 June 2015

Jo Turnbull with her letter from RNLI Chairman Charles Hunter-Pease OBE celebrating her 30 years of work with Aldeburgh Lifeboat Guild.

Jo Turnbull with her letter from RNLI Chairman Charles Hunter-Pease OBE celebrating her 30 years of work with Aldeburgh Lifeboat Guild.

A dedicated fundraiser received a special message of thanks at a gathering held in her honour.

Jo Turnbull, (centre front) is the guest at at a lunch party held by the Aldeburgh Lifeboat Guild commitee to recognise her work over the last 30 years.Jo Turnbull, (centre front) is the guest at at a lunch party held by the Aldeburgh Lifeboat Guild commitee to recognise her work over the last 30 years.

The committee of Aldeburgh and District Lifeboat Guild hosted a farewell lunch for Jo Turnbull at the Wentworth Hotel yesterday.

She joined in July 1987 and helped raise thousands for the lifeboats with her husband, Dr Adam Turnbull, who was treasurer and in charge of collecting boxes for many years. Both are now in their 90s and Mrs Turnbull has decided to leave Aldeburgh for sheltered accommodation in Bury St Edmunds, close to the sheltered housing complex where her husband lives.

Mrs Turnbull, already the owner of a silver badge for loyal service to the charity, was presented with a letter of thanks from RNLI chairman Charles Hunter-Pease, OBE.

Guild chairman, Veda Crane said: “The guild and the Aldeburgh crew wish to thank Dr and Mrs Turnbull for their dedication, loyalty and fundraising efforts over the past 30 years, and wish them all happiness in their future home.”

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