A FUND-RAISING fishmonger from Stratford has been recognised for his dedication to help save lives at sea.
Tim Gardiner, who runs the mobile fish stall ‘Fishy Business’ across Warwickshire, has collected £3,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution over some 15 years.
The businessman – who inherited Stratford-based Simpson’s fishmongers from his father in 1972 – keeps a collection box on his mobile stall which can be found at the Rother Street market.
Tim received a signed certificate from RNLI chief executive Paul Bossier in recognition of the fund-raising he has done over the years.
Stratford RNLI chair Cathy Davies said: “Lifeboat men and women risk their lives to help anyone in trouble in our rivers and the sea around our coastline.
“The money raised by Tim is part of a huge network of volunteers whose aim is to support our brave men and women.
“Although we are located miles from the sea, quite a number of families from this area have been grateful for the RNLI service which like other organisations is self-financing relying on voluntary contributions.”
Visit rnli.org for more information on the charity.