Local MP pays visit to Morecambe lifeboat station

Lifeboats News Release

On Friday 26 January 2018, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP, David Morris, paid a visit to Morecambe’s RNLI lifeboat station.

David Morris MP in Morecambe’s RNLI inshore lifeboat

RNLI/Colin Midwinter

David Morris MP in Morecambe’s RNLI inshore lifeboat

Morecambe RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager, Kevin Jackson, led Mr Morris on a tour of the lifeboat station; describing the work of the crew, showing him their inshore lifeboat boat and equipment and explaining how it is used.

Mr Morris has a long association with the RNLI, as his father worked as a Divisional Inspector for the charity, and he expressed his support and admiration for the volunteers and the work that they do.

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