Appledore RNLI congratulates Del Elesmore.
Massive congratulations go to Del Elesmore who has been passed out as a new Helm for Appledore RNLI’s Atlantic 85 this week.
Years of dedication, hard work and training are required for someone to become a Helm. Martin Cox, Coxswain of Appledore RNLI says: ‘We congratulate Del on being passed out as a Helm. He has worked extremely hard for this and thoroughly deserves it. We also thank all the crew and the other Helms at Appledore Lifeboat Station who have helped Del to become our newest Helm.
As a kayaker and Surfer for many years, Del joined Appledore RNLI ten years ago as he wanted to put something back into helping with safety of people on the water. He has always been a dedicated crew member on both the inshore and all weather lifeboats, as well as holding the role of Appledore RNLI Sea Safety Officer.
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.