Anchor Housing and mascot Charles push the boat out for Seahouses RNLI
Seahouses RNLI Lifeboat Station got a new crew member to join them on their regular training exercise to Holy Island on Monday evening 21 August, 2023.
Charles quickly kitted up in oilskins and lifejacket, before going aboard the Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat RNLB John and Elizabeth Allan. Coxswain Craig Pringle had lots of drills planned for him!
Charles is the mascot for a fund-raising project by Anchor Housing, to support local charities. The Harbour Artists had also held an artwork exhibition in Anchor Housing, with funds raised to support Seahouses RNLI.
The group then went on the slip to see the Lifeboat launching with Charles aboard.
Seahouses RNLI Press Officer Ian Clayton said: 'We were delighted to be included in Anchor Housing’s project to support local charities, and to benefit from the Harbour Artists’ Exhibition. We currently enjoy some great support from the residents there. I believe Charles was the first bear to actually join our crew on exercise!'
Notes to editors
- The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. It is independent of HM Coastguard and the 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.
- Find out more about the RNLI’s bicentenary at RNLI.org/200.
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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