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Get on board and volunteer with Mablethorpe RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers at Mablethorpe RNLI lifeboat station are inviting potential crew members to be part of their life saving team.

RNLI Mablethorpe

RNLI Mablethorpe Crew in Action

The RNLI in Mablethorpe is looking for extra volunteers to join its inshore lifeboat team.

The charity is hoping to attract people from all walks of life and new recruits don’t need to have sea-going experience to get involved. Team players with good general fitness and the ability to learn new skills would be ideally suited to the role. Potential recruits must live or work within five miles of the station and be between 17 and 45 years of age.

Mark Chambers, RNLI Volunteer Deputy Launching Authority explained: ‘Only 10 percent of our new recruits come with professional maritime experience; our current lifeboat crew is testament to this as we have a carpenter, ice cream salesperson and metal fabricator to name but a few.’

The RNLI provides comprehensive training to turn ordinary people into lifesavers. By volunteering, people will gain some fantastic experience, knowledge and skills with the RNLI in Mablethorpe. Around 95 per cent of RNLI people are volunteers and find the experience an extremely rewarding one. It’s a great way to make new friends whilst helping to save lives at sea.

To qualify as lifeboat crew, volunteers need to be:

· Aged 17 – 45

· Living or working within five miles of the station at Mablethorpe

· Generally fit

For more information, contact Mark Chambers on 07989 125128, or Dale Chapman on 07834 924834.

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The photograph shows the RNLI crew at Mablethorpe in action. Photo credit: RNLI Mablethorpe.

RNLI media contacts

For more information, please contact RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Debbie Kendrick on 07504 713092 or by email Debbie_Kendrick@rnli.org.uk

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 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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