Mr Alf Solway has been an ardent and committed supporter of the RNLI in Guernsey for a number of years and has now raised over £30,500 towards provision of lifeboat facilities in Guernsey. In recognition of his outstanding and ongoing efforts, a presentation ceremony was held on Wednesday evening at the St. Peter Port Lifeboat Station, at which members of his family, the crew of “The Spirit of Guernsey”, the lifeboat management team and fundraisers were on hand to thank him for his outstanding commitment. The Bailiff, Sir Richard Collas presented Mr. Solway with a plaque, a picture certificate and a St Peter Port lifeboat mug.
Celia Allen MBE, chair of the fundraising Guild said that Alf is, by any measure, a top fundraiser. She also thanked Mrs. Jenny Ridley for providing a fine buffet. One crew member commented,”Without doubt, the chocolate cake alone will keep the crew sustained for some time”. Buz White, coxswain, said “Alf is treasured by the crew for his effort and commitment. He can always be relied upon to help us help others.”