Brighton and Tower RNLI volunteers tie the knot
Brighton RNLI volunteers Dan and Jade finally tied the knot last Saturday (29 May 2021) after first meeting at the lifeboat station 10 years ago!
Dan and Jade both started their volunteering at Brighton RNLI which later led to Dan joining Tower RNLI – the charity’s busiest lifeboat station.
Because the RNLI has been such a big part of their lives, Dan and Jade made sure that their volunteer lifeboating commitment was part of their big day with a suitable wedding cake topper and by sporting yellow wellies on the big day!
Jade said, “After spending time on the crew with Dan we grew closer and our partnership on the boat grew into love. Our son, Noah, was born 2.5 years ago and he’s been visiting the lifeboat station in his knitted wellies since day one. We hope that some day he’ll carry on the family tradition and get his own pager!” Roger Cohen, proud dad to Jade and grandfather to Noah, is also the volunteer Operations Manager for Brighton and Newhaven RNLI stations.
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.