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RNLI Senior International Programmes Manager Dave Whiddon on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘Never underestimate the impact the RNLI has on people’

Episode 57 - Saving Lives Overseas: Dave Whiddon

RNLI lifeboats venture up to 100 miles offshore. But some reach as far as Uruguay.

Dave Whiddon has rowed the Atlantic, spending 60 days in a cramped boat to raise funds for the RNLI. But he's always looking for the next challenge. After 6 years in the Royal Marines, life landed him on Dorset shores as he helped to design the first training courses at the RNLI College.

Listen as Dave takes you through his fascinating career. His changing roles chart the development of the RNLI’s international work, which includes sending retired lifeboats overseas to help fellow rescuers save more lives in their home countries. You may enjoy this episode with a cup of tea – just watch out for those flying fish…