Busy week of Sea Safety for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

It's been a busy week for Hartlepool RNLI Sea Safety Officer Jayne Mandeville who spent last Sunday hosting the Sea Safety event at the Hartlepool Historic Quay car park and two days at High Tunstall College of Science

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Hartlepool RNLI volunteers and supporters with Puddle Ducks and Lifeguards staff at the Historic Quay car park event.
Jayne said 'We had a busy day at the Historic Quay and thanks to the Puddle Ducks team, Cipher Medical, Coastguard, Hartlepool Lifeguards, Cleveland Police and PCSO's and Cleveland Fire Brigade attending the event it was a great success'.

On the following Monday and Tuesday, Jayne and volunteer crew member Jordan Craddy were at High Tunstall College of Science at Hartlepool to talk to the pupils about sea safety which covered topics such as spotting the dangers at harbours and on beaches, learning about the lifeguards flags and what they mean and what it's like to be a volunteer crewmember at the Ferry Road lifeboat station.
Jayne said 'We brought along some of our PPE which a couple of the teaching staff tried on much to the amusement of the pupils but overall it was a good visit and it was also nice to learn that the pupils had also been learning online about the work of the charity.'
Anyone interested in a visit from the Hartlepool RNLI Sea Safety Officer should email [email protected]

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Hartlepool RNLI Sea Safety officer Jayne Mandeville and volunter crew member Jordan Craddy pictured at High Tunstall College of Science.

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