Georgia joins the volunteers of Lyme Regis RNLI
A 23 year old general manager has become only the fourth woman ever to join the volunteer crew of the RNLI lifeboat in Lyme Regis.
Lyme-born Georgia Robson has enrolled as shore crew and is now attending regular training sessions at the lifeboat station on the Cobb.
Georgia, a former Woodroffe School pupil,aims eventually to become a sea-going crew member. She enjoys regular trips with her ex-Royal Marine father in his four metre RIB (rigid inflatable boat).
Georgia applied to join after meeting members of the crew at last year's Remembrance Day parade.
'I have always enjoyed the sea, and after talking to crew members it just seemed natural to apply to join them. I am thoroughly enjoying the camararderie.'
Georgia is general manager at Tukxi Ltd, an Aminster firm which imports and converts Tuk Tuk auto rickshaws.
Lyme Regis Lifeboat Operations Manager Nick Marks said:' Georgia follows Grace Wadsworth and Shona Louise and now joins Nikky Williams. We are delighted to welcome her aboard.'
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, in a normal year, 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.