Filey GP is honoured by charity for ‘heart of gold’

A FILEY GP has been awarded a top honour by the RNLI in recognition of his tireless efforts for the charity over several decades.

Dr Roger Nunn has been awarded a Gold Badge in the RNLI New Year Honours List.

Dr Nunn is the Honorary Medical Officer for the Filey Lifeboat Station, a role he has held since January 1984.

His involvement with the station and crew began more than 28 years ago, three weeks into his new job at the local surgery.

He said: “I feel honoured to have been recognised in this way by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.”

Coxswain Barry Robson said: “He is well respected by the crew and when he is assisting them at the boathouse he is very keen to be fully involved in all that is going on.”

Chairman David Wilson added: “Roger has provided Filey Lifeboat Station with invaluable support over many years to which we are indebted and the award of the Gold Badge is very justifiably deserved.”

Dr Nunn will be invited to receive the award at the Annual Meeting in May at the Barbican, the Northern Region Awards at York Race Course in June or locally if he chooses.