Looe RNLI volunteers treated to a fish and chip supper

Lifeboats News Release

Wednesday evening, 19 December 2018 was the last training evening of 2018 and our volunteer crew were treated to a fish and chip supper kindly cooked and delivered to the station by the team at the Coddy Shack, East Looe

Emma Lean and Tiaa Lewis from the Coddy Shack with the Looe RNLI volunteer crew

RNLI/Ian Foster

Emma Lean and Tiaa Lewis from the Coddy Shack with the Looe RNLI volunteer crew

Delivering 20 fish and chip suppers, Emma and Tiaa from the Coddy Shack said they were aware that our crew train all year round, in all weathers, and everyone at the Coddy Shack wanted to thank the crew on behalf of the community

Whilst enjoying the fish and chips supper there was a second visitor to the boathouse. Also wanting to thank our volunteer crew for all they have done during the year, Maxine Naismith bought in a crew sized Christmas Cake to wish us all a Merry Christmas.

Our volunteer crew thanked everyone at the Coddy Shack and Maxine for their kind Christmas wishes and providing their supper.

The evening concluded with a Christmas “nautical” quiz. Organised by tractor driver and quizmaster, John Pope, the rounds included Christmas themed questions along with fiendish questions on types of knots and navigation lights.

At 9pm, the crew room fell silent as our volunteer crew paused to pay their respects to the eight brave lifeboatmen from Penlee Lifeboat Station who on the Solomon Browne made the ultimate sacrifice 37 years ago launching to the aid of the Union Star during the evening of the 19 December 1981.

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Notes to editors

Our crews are ready to drop everything – even their supper – at a moment’s notice to go to the rescue of people in trouble on the water

Photos:

· Emma Lean and Tiaa Lewis from the Coddy Shack with the Looe RNLI volunteer crew
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster

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