Schoolgirl shares her future plans of becoming a RNLI lifeboat crew member

Lifeboats News Release

Hollie Hutton, the daughter of volunteer Mechanic, Jonathon Hutton, at Peterhead Lifeboat Station, has shared her dream of becoming a RNLI crew member, following in the footsteps of her father.

RNLI/Jonathon Hutton

Hollie hopes to follow in the footsteps of her biggest inspiration

Hoping to keep it in the family, Hollie has been surrounded by RNLI lifeboats since a young age after her father joined the Perterhead RNLI lifeboat crew in 2014.

Hollie wrote: ‘I feel that I would be a good member to the team and hopefully get to work alongside my dad and the crew I have known since I was little. I cannot wait to finally pursue my dream job by saving lives, helping people and working together as one amazing team.

‘I really hope that I will accomplish my dream with a lot of challenging work and training. But I know I will get there someday and be working side by side with my biggest inspiration, my dad.’

Already one step ahead, Hollie knows the skills, knowledge and training that she needs to achieve her dream of supporting the charity and becoming a RNLI volunteer crew member.

As a charity, the RNLI rely heavily on volunteers like Jonathon. Hopefully in years to come, Hollie will join many others up and down the country who dedicate their time to help saves life at sea.

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