Adam's 20 years' saving lives
Portishead RNLI certainly has its fair share of experienced crew on board as another volunteer celebrates 20 years with the charity.
Adam Forrest, who joined Portishead Lifeboat Trust in October 1998, says that it is an ‘honour’ to be recognised for saving lives at sea for two decades.
Many volunteering roles he has held over the years, including overseeing the health and safety of volunteers, and training as a helmsman – the person in charge of the lifeboat and its crew while at sea.
Adam is now the deputy launch authority – the person responsible for the launch of the lifeboat.
He also works for the RNLI as a regional QHSE manager, overseeing health, safety and environment in Wales and the West region.
Adam said: “It is an honour to be recognised for 20 years of volunteering. I had no idea when I first joined that I would still be involved with Portishead Lifeboat for so long.
“I have learned that despite all the changes we have been through, it is the people who support the lifeboat in whatever capacity, are the most important part.”
Photo: Adam Forrest (left) receiving his award from Dave Slack LOM. Credit: RNLI/Helen Lazenby