Poole volunteers recognised at awards evening
It’s the volunteers who give their time freely and with enormous enthusiasm that make Poole Lifeboat effective. On Friday (March 15) all facets of the Poole Lifeboat volunteering team were invited and represented at a special Poole Lifeboat volunteer’s celebration evening.
The fundraisers, the army of box collector’s and the museum crew, they raise awareness and the pennies.
The community safety team, who are extremely proactive, running the lifejacket clinics, and being the conduits amongst all our harbour partners, the yacht clubs and all the water users,.
A shout out to our press officers who raise the stations profile, keeping all demographics informed, through all media, cultivating public support and understanding of all that we do.
The station officials and medical advisors, who manage, administrate, launch the boats, make sure that we are fit and make it all tick.
To our volunteer crew who continuously train, prepare and then courageously go out on the boats, when we are really needed.
To the mechanics and shore crew that keep the boats and boathouse shipshape, safe and ready to launch 24/7.
That’s a snapshot of the components that make Poole Lifeboat happen, so last Friday was pretty important as every element came together, to share successes and get to know each other and what small part that their roles do, the cogs that all operate collectively, to help us save lives at sea.
During the evening we shared high and lows and some special people were recognised.
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.