Exmouth RNLI volunteers Margaret and Biddy retire after 23 years

PUBLISHED: 06:55 06 June 2017

Margaret Griffin and Biddy Midgley, both 83, have retired from volunteering after 23 years. Picture: Exmouth RNLI

Margaret Griffin and Biddy Midgley, both 83, have retired from volunteering after 23 years. Picture: Exmouth RNLI

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A pair of dedicated volunteers who have given more than two decades of service to an Exmouth charity have retired.

Margaret Griffin and Biddy Midgley, both 83, retired from duty at Exmouth RNLI’s visitor experience centre, in Queen’s Drive, after 23 years.

On top of their weekly rota shifts, Margaret and Biddy have manned numerous outside events over their time at the charity. They will continue to help the RNLI at future events, such as Exmouth open days, on Sunday, August 13.

Other shop volunteers threw a party at the end of their last shift, bringing in homemade food.

Shop manager Linda Cawsey said both ladies will be missed by the team.

She added: “Their knowledge has helped me in my initial period as joint manager with all their valuable experience and they will be greatly missed.”

Margaret and Biddy received their long-service certificates and engraved crystal vases at the recent inshore lifeboat naming ceremony last month.

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