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Six year old Wade choses Ramsgate RNLI as his super hero

Lifeboats News Release

Meet Wade Emptage, a young boy who chose to dress up as an RNLI crew member for his school’s Super Hero Day.

Wade in his RNLI outfit.

Emptage family

Wade in his RNLI outfit.

Wade is six years old and when his school, Bromstone Primary School in Broadstairs, asked the children to dress up for Super Hero’s Day he had no hesitation on deciding who he wanted to be.

He wanted to go as a member of the RNLI. The school has asked that they dress as real life heroes, not comic book ones and as Wade’s mother is a great supporter of the RNLI it seemed natural that he should dress up as a crew member complete with yellow wellies.


Wade’s mother has given us permission to post his picture as she supports the RNLI and everything that it stands for. Without people like Wade and his mum we cannot do our job as we rely entirely on donations from the public, so we think that Wade is our Super Hero too! Thank you Wade!

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RNLI Media Contacts


Karen Cox Local Press Officer email coxinthebox63@gmail.com tel 07779 848431

Paul Dunt RNLI Regional Media Officer for London and the south east email paul_dunt@RNLI.org.uk tel 07785 296252.

Bromstone School agrees with us that Wade is a Super Hero.

Emptage family

Bromstone School agrees with us that Wade is a Super Hero.

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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.

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