“We need you! Meet us at the Car Wash,” say the crew at RNLI Kessock Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Kessock Lifeboat station will be opening its doors this Saturday (29 February) inviting the public to turn up between 10am-4pm to have their car or van cleaned with payments funding the lifesaving service of the RNLI.

RNLI/Yvette Kershaw

The event is also an opportunity to meet the crew for anyone who might be interested in the current opportunities to join the RNLI at Kessock as there are several volunteer positions available.

The RNLI is inviting applications for the positions of Boat Crew, Tractor Driver, Shore Crew and Lifeboat Operations Manager with the details online or available by contacting the station directly.

Douglas Munro, Lifeboat Crew member says: 'Volunteering for the RNLI at Kessock Station is really rewarding - being part of a close team who have come from all walks of life, bringing many different skills and experiences to the station is amazing to be part of. Many of us have young families and the whole team really work together to make it manageable for everyone to combine being part of the crew with family commitments.'

He continues: 'What we all have in common is we are there for the same goal, to save lives at sea! No specific sea or boat experience is necessary as the training is excellent. I would highly recommend it to anyone who thinks they would like to be part of a lifesaving group with a great sense of community.’

RNLI/Yvette Kershaw

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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 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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