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Michelle TugwellVolunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
at Shoreham Harbour.
You need to be committed, able, aged 17-40 and live or work close to Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station on Kingston Beach.
Lifeboats News Release
Shoreham lifeboat is appealing for more volunteers to join as crew after a fall in its numbers over the last few months.
If the thrill of a shout and being part of a team appeals to you, you could help save lives at sea by joining our crew of dedicated volunteers.
You need to be committed, able, aged 17-40 and live or work close to Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station on Kingston Beach.All the crew at the station are volunteers apart from the full time mechanic. They think nothing of giving up their time when their pager goes off to answer a call for help from someone in trouble at sea.There has been a lifeboat station in Shoreham Harbour for 147 years. The RNLI station was rebuilt in 2010 to house it state of the art Tamar all-weather lifeboat the Enid Collett. There is also in the inshore D class lifeboat.Volunteer crew come from all walks of life and have different jobs ranging from a cabinet maker, a shop manager, to a nurse and a postman.Lifeboat Operations Manager Keith Phelps said: 'Our volunteer crew numbers have fallen and we need a certain number to be able to crew the lifeboat when we get a call.'If you would like to become part of a close knit dedicated team and want to give something to the community then contact us.'The station is holding a recruitment day for anyone who interested in finding out what the role involves at Shoreham Lifeboat Station on Sunday 19 August from 11am to 3pm. Call 01273 593403 or 07973 561608 to register or email email@example.com.Photo one: Shoreham all-weather lifeboat with its crew and its Y boatPhoto two: Shoreham inshore lifeboat crewEnds
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RNLI media contacts
Michelle Tugwell, RNLI Shoreham volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer (LPO) 07714 080333, email firstname.lastname@example.orgTim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East) on 0207 6207426/07785 296252, email email@example.com
Philly Byrde RNLI Press Officer (London/East /South East) 0207 6207425/07786 668825 email firstname.lastname@example.orgFor enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789
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