National Coastwatch - Mundesley
EYES ALONG THE COAST
In June 2009 National Coastwatch Mundesley was one of 95 groups across the UK to be awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service which recognises outstanding contributions made to local communities by organisations voluntarily devoting their time for the benefit of others.
NCI Mundesley has received the award "for its standard of operation as a visual lookout for the benefit of the local community and for those offshore".
The first most of us knew of this award was on June 2nd, when BBC Radio Norfolk's presenter Wally Webb visited the Lookout during his morning show and interviewed Watchkeeper Arthur Adcock and Station Chairman Richard May.
Later that day, presenter Sally Rourke also visited the Lookout to make a film for ITV News, which was shown during the evening bulletin.
Two weeks later, a Certificate signed by the Queen together with a commemorative crystal were presented at a special ceremony in Norwich by the Lord Lieutenant for Norfolk, Richard Jewson:
A group from the Station was invited to attend a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in July.
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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service