Llandudno Sailor Moreton Honoured For Lifetime Service

A North Wales sailor was one of the dedicated volunteers from across the UK who had their endeavours recognised by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, at the annual RYA Volunteer Awards.

Llandudno sailing club’s Paul Moreton was nominated for an Lifetime Commitment Award by the RYA Honours and Awards Panel.

Some 44 people were honoured for their exceptional generosity and commitment to boating at the awards ceremony and exclusive luncheon held at One Great George Street, Westminster.

Moreton, who runs his own business in Llandudno supplying the North Wales hotel trade, finds time to help out in several capacities at his local sailing club where he has been a member for more than 50 years.

RYA Director of Sport Development Alistair Dickson explains: “The RYA Volunteer Awards are all about celebrating the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers who put so much in to support our sport.

“It’s really important we take the time to say thank you. These volunteers are making our sport happen and without them we wouldn’t be getting out on the water and enjoying all the activities which we do today”.

A total of 44 volunteers were recognised across four categories, the RYA Awards, RYA Community Awards, Francis Elkin Award and the RYA Family Award.

The RYA Awards are presented to outstanding individuals for their commitment and services to boating and to the RYA, at either a Regional or National level.

The RYA Community Awards consisting of Lifetime Commitment, Outstanding Contribution and Youth categories, were presented to individuals nominated by their sailing clubs and class associations and selected by the RYA Awards Panel for their contributions to sailing at grassroots level. HRH The Princess Royal presented a total of 23 Lifetime Commitment Awards, nine Outstanding Contribution and two Youth Awards.

Do you know a volunteer who always goes the extra mile? Nominations for the 2017 RYA Volunteer Awards are now invited. For more information and to make a nomination visit www.rya.org.uk/go/ryavolunteerawards

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