Fundraisers for the RNLI were given long service awards in recognition of their dedication in helping the river rescue charity.

Three members of the Twickenham, Teddington and District fundraising branch were presented with medals at the Hurlingham Club.

Souvenir officer Joan Catt and chairman Jill Goddard received gold badges, while treasurer Philip Bateman was awarded silver.

The RNLI operates a vital round the clock service and its costs are met trough the fundraising branch.

The Twickenham, Teddington and District branch has been in existence since 1959 and during that time has collected more than £1m for the RNLI.