Following their father’s footsteps at Margate lifeboat
The sons of two serving members of Margate’s RNLI lifeboat crew have followed in their father’s footsteps by joining the crew and becoming the youngest members of the volunteer team of lifesavers at the station.
Peter Barker, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said: “Our last similar occasion was Connor Edwards following his own father onto the crew some years ago so as well as their own studies for future life Oliver and Grant are now learning new skills and experiencing the satisfaction of engaging in volunteer work in the local community.”
RNLI media contacts
- Peter Barker, RNLI Margate Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07974 064304 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East) on 0207 6207426, 07785 296252 email@example.com
- James Oxley, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East) 0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 James_oxley@rnli.org.uk
For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.