Local Cubs show their support for Ramsgate RNLI.

Lifeboats News Release

Senior members of the 1st. St. Lawrence 'Spitfire' Cubs and their leaders visited Ramsgate Lifeboat Station during the morning of Saturday 24 September.

Spitfire Cubs and members of Ramsgate RNLI crew

RNLI/John Ray

A presentation to the crew.
They presented the volunteer lifeboat crew members with numerous sachets of soup, beverages and packets of biscuits donated by the Cubs themselves, for which the crew were extremely grateful. All of these 'goodies' will be put to good use whilst the lifeboat is at sea for long periods as the crew are unable to return ashore to get a warm meal.

The Cubs received much thanks for their efforts and were shown around the lifeboats by members of the crew present.

Coxswain Ian Cannon said, ' We are so pleased that the younger members of our community are learning about our role in saving lives at sea. Living by the sea, water safety and respect for the water is essential. Who knows there may be some future crew members amongst the Cubs that visited us today.'

Karen Cox Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Tel 07779848431 Email [email protected]

Paul Dunt RNLI Regional Media Officer London and South East Tel 07785296252 Email [email protected]

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