St Bees RNLI host Tanzania link visit to St Bees.
On 9 July 2019 St Bees RNLI volunteers hosted the Tanzania link vist to St Bees.
The group spent the day in St Bees, litter picking, running with members of the Lakeland Trails and generally enjoying the beach. They also learnt a little about staying safe around water and what to do if you see someone in difficulty. There were hot drinks and biscuits on constant supply and a BBQ in the afternoon. Everyone then gathered on the prom to see the lifeboat launch on exercise. Despite the less than summer weather conditions, everyone enjoyed their day.
For further information contact St Bees RNLI volunteer press officer Colin Wadey on 07742207222
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.