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Durham police cadets visit Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

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.

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Durham Volunteer Police Cadets pictured with Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmembers(left to right) Colm Simpson. Daynor Gee, Alex Ramsay and Jordan Craddy.
Cadet co-ordinator Ali Fawcett said "It's vital that young people learn about sea safety and I am sure the cadets have taken a lot on board during there visit here and we are very grateful for the RNLI volunteers for there time spent showing the cadets around the lifeboat station".
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".

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