Lions and Tigers aboard RNLI Sheringham lifeboat - rugby playing brothers Tom and Ben Youngs given honorary membership
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British Lions, England and Leicester Tigers brothers Tom and Ben Youngs have become the first honorary members of RNLI Sheringham’s lifeboat crew.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Sheringham RNLI and this is the first time anyone has ever been offered honorary membership.
Branch chairman Phil Hawes said: “Tom and Ben grew up in north Norfolk and spent their summers on the beach at Sheringham. They’ve grown into exceptional men who, through their sporting achievements, have displayed all the qualities we look for in our lifeboat crew: dedicated, hard-working team players who daily strive to be the very best in a physically and mentally tough environment.
“However, it is not only their skills and achievements that impress, it is their humility, honesty and integrity; the way they carry themselves, deal with life’s challenges and treat others. Tom and Ben are tremendous role models and we want to recognise that.”