Largs RNLI community safety messages delivered by the teams youngest volunteer

Lifeboats News Release

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.

13 year old community safety volunteer Morgan with RNLI mascot, Stormy Stan

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13 year old community safety volunteer Morgan with RNLI mascot, Stormy Stan
With the Summer holidays on the horizon we will see many more people around enjoying the outdoors, not just on the water but also on the land, near water where many accidents happen at the most unexpected times.

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.

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