Krys takes the helm at lifeboat shop

PUBLISHED: 08:10 02 February 2016 | UPDATED: 08:10 02 February 2016

Krys Lavery who has taken over as leader at the lifeboat shop in Lyme Regis. Photo RICHARD HOROBIN

Krys Lavery who has taken over as leader at the lifeboat shop in Lyme Regis. Photo RICHARD HOROBIN

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New team leader for award winning RNLI charity store at Lyme Regis

A former senior sister with the NHS has taken on the role of team leader at the record-breaking lifeboat charity shop in Lyme Regis.

Krys Lavery, who moved to the town with her surgeon husband Ken less than two years ago, will lead a group of some 35 volunteers who staff the RNLI shop next to the lifeboat station on the Cobb.

The tiny shop has regularly featured as one of the best performing of hundreds of RNLI outlets and last year was in the top ten.

Krys, 55, a lifelong supporter of the RNLI, said: “I started doing one shift selling in the shop, then two, and after thinking long and hard I decided to become the volunteer leader.

“We have a tremendous group of enthusiastic helpers and we all hope we can break a few more records to help the RNLI’s aim to save lives at sea.”

The RNLI’s visitor experience manager, Amanda Woods, said: “I am sure the shop will continue to be one of our top performers under her team leadership.”

Anyone who would like to help in the shop should contact Krys on 07538 607753 or kk17@btopenworld.com


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