The Deputy Chair of the RNLI will visit Weston Playhouse for a Concert by the band of the Royal Marines

Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence KCVO CB ADC (P) a senior member of the Board of Trustees of the RNLI will be attending this concert on 23rd September at the Playhouse on Weston.

The concert, organised by the Fundraising Branch of Weston RNLI, is open to the public. Tickets from the Playhouse 01934 645544. Its purpose is to raise funds for the new lifeboat station which Weston RNLI volunteers so desperately need to continue their role of saving lives at sea.  The organising committee is delighted to announce that Sir Tim Laurence will be attending.

Sir Tim Laurence is Chairman of English Heritage, Vice Chairman of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Chairman of the Major Projects Association.

His 37-year career in the Royal Navy included a series of navigation and warfare appointments and four warship commands. His final post was as Chief Executive of Defence Estates, where he was responsible for managing most Defence land and buildings in the UK and overseas.

Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence joined the RNLI Council in 2004 and became a Trustee in 2011, when he also joined the Operations Committee. He was appointed Chairman of the Operations Committee in 2012. He was appointed a Deputy Chair of the RNLI in July 2017.

Also attending the concert are Councillor Michael Lyall, Mayor of Weston and Lord Jeffrey Archer. It starts at 2:30 p.m on Sunday afternoon 23rd.

Dr George Papworth, President of Weston RNLI Fundraisers  said: ‘This will be a rousing event which will help in our quest to provide our crews with the best facilities.’