Exciting opportunity to promote water safety with Walton and Frinton RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is not just about lifeboats and crews saving lives at sea, it also works to promote water safety through a network of volunteers.

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RNLI volunteers giving water safety advice

At Walton and Frinton RNLI they are recruiting volunteer Water Safety Advisors to help keep visitors and locals safe along more than four miles of beautiful beaches.

Volunteers will be given full guidance and training and then asked to give up as little as an hour a week depending on their availability.

They will be promoting important messages to schools, community groups and visitors alike as well as attending community events.

Local volunteer RNLI Water Safety Officer, Lesley Corina said: ‘We are keen to ensure that our corner of the Essex coast does not add to the average 400 preventable deaths from drowning per year.

'Anyone is welcome to join our team of volunteers relaying the water safety message.

'By simply taking their normal stroll and chatting to people about water safety they can make a difference. Adults welcome someone official reinforcing their advice to their children, and children enjoy talking too.’

Anyone interested in joining the team is invited along to Frinton Library, Old Road on Friday 6 May between 11am and 2pm to learn more. Alternatively call 07950 911004 to speak to Lesley.

RNLI Media contacts

For more information please telephone Miranda Rayner, Walton and Frinton RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07799691852 or [email protected]


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 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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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

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