Largs RNLI community safety messages delivered by the teams youngest volunteer
The delivery of the RNLI 'Respect the Water' message in Largs has reached a younger audience with the introduction of 13 year old Morgan, the newest and youngest community safety volunteer on the team.
Our Largs Community Safety Officers are working hard to get the 'Respect the Water' message across to everyone who takes part in outdoor activities, especially families, reaching out to parents, grandparents, guardians and children themselves.
To increase the opportunity of getting the message to the younger demographic, the Largs team have embarked on a 'Junior Community Safety Team' and the first founder member is 13 year old Morgan Thompson, daughter and Granddaughter of Jamie and Jim Thompson Community Safety Adviser volunteers (CSA) based in Largs.
The idea is, with the help of junior volunteers, it will be easier to approach the younger demographic when they see their friends are already on side.
As one of the youngest RNLI Community Safety volunteers in the RNLI, Morgan is expected to attend another four or five events with Jamie and Jim to continue to make a difference in saving lives at sea.
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.