Cotswold gran to receive royal honours for RNLI work
A grandmother from the Cotswolds will receive royal recognition for helping to save lives at sea next month.
Diana Porter, chairman of the North Cotswolds branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), was awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s birthday honours list earlier this year.
The honour will be officially bestowed on her by Gloucestershire’s Lord Lieutenant Dame Janet Trotter at a ceremony at the Tithe Barn, Bourton-on-the-Hill, on October 12.
Mrs Porter, from Moreton-in-Marsh, started volunteering for the charity 47 years ago and has been with the branch since 1993.
“Volunteering for the RNLI has been my life’s work,” she said. “It’s a great honour to be recognised like this.
“We have some wonderful support and there are many other volunteers apart from me who do a lot of good work.
“For an inland branch of the RNLI, we do a fantastic job in raising a tidy figure every year.”
The ceremony will take place at noon.