Durham police cadets visit Hartlepool RNLI
Junior members of the 'Durham Volunteer Police Cadets' paid a visit to Hartlepool RNLI recently to learn about the work of the charity and what it is like to be a volunteer and play a part in saving lives at sea.
Hartlepool RNLI crewmember and sea safety team member Colm Simpson said "It was a pleasure meeting the police cadets who showed a great deal of interest in what we do. During there visit we showed them the boats and the kit we wear when at sea and discussed basic sea safety advice that they can be aware of when at sea or at the seaside".
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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