Silloth RNLI crew member marries in Scotland
Silloth RNLI crew member Robert Prowse married his partner of twenty years, Clare, at Gretna Green on Monday 18 November.
Their son Kai, acted as Best Man, ring bearer and chief photographer on the day and the family were joined by another RNLI crew member Andrew Stanley and his wife Suzanne, who were witnesses to the ceremony.
A celebration of the marriage was held on Friday 22 November at the Boathouse in Silloth, when the couple, along with Kai were heralded in with a guard of honour, on their entrance. The crew dressed in their drysuits, formed an arch with oars that were used on past Silloth RNLI Lifeboats.
Because of the longevity of their relationship together, the couple's original intention was to have a very quiet wedding but as the day got closer they decided that it was to be a joyous occasion, one which they wished to share with their friends and colleagues. The crew were pleased to join in the celebration and to wish the couple continued happiness in their life together.
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.