Our Treasurer Pat Irwin is retiring after a massive 55 years with the RNLI.
Pat joined the team as an Auditor back in the 50’s and in the mid 1960’s he took over as Treasurer for the Station.
Over the course of his time with the the RNLI he has received the RNLI’s Gold badge and was made an Honorary Life Governor, one of only two ever to be awarded to committee members at Hastings. An amazing commitment
Peter Adams, the Lifeboat Operations Manager at Hastings said. ‘Pat has been a central part of lifeboat activity at Hastings for over half a century. His work, often undertaken out of the limelight, was nevertheless crucial to the running of the station. When people think of lifeboats they often only imagine the volunteers putting to sea in order to save lives. However, the RNLI can only operate as a result of public donations, and people like Pat are just as important to the organisation through ensuring that the public’s generous gifts are looked after and spent wisely. He has been a huge asset to Hastings RNLI and will be sorely missed. That said, we all wish him well, and hope that he has a long and happy retirement.’