It is with deep sadness & regret that we announce that Alan Adkins, retired Lifeboat Helmsman, Hovercraft Commander & more recently one of our hardworking Deputy Launching Authorities passed away peacefully on Sunday 1st December after a short illness.
Those of us that had the pleasure of knowing & working with Alan were greatly fortunate in this respect. Alan was a true gentlemen with a highly tuned sense of wit that he never focused unkindly. He was genuinely one of life’s givers lifting the mood in any situation and his presence in a Lifeboat or around the Station was always welcome.
Alan will be greatly missed by all of us at the Station & our thoughts are with his family at this time as they deal with the loss of a fantastic husband & father.
We are pleased to announce the count from the Southend Carnival has finished and we collected a staggering £1,452.59!!! This is the most we have ever raised at Carnival, so a massive massive thank you to everyone who donated to us during the evening!
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mikes Boatyard LTD for the use of the trailer and build facility, thanks to Adcock Agri Ltd for the use of the tractor and to Southend Timber for donating the wood. Of course, all this wouldn’t have been possible unless some of the crew and a team of willing volunteers didn’t put several weekends worth of work into making it such a successful float! You done the team very proud! 💪