Otto, Rufus and Casper future RNLI volunteers
It is probable that every lifeboat station has its share of young supporters, and the crew and volunteers at RNLI Wells are no exception, frequently taking the time to introduce younger generations to the work of the station and RNLI.
Recently this was exactly the case when lifeboat Helm James Betteridge, and Head Launcher Ray West, gave three very excited little boys Otto six, Rufus four and Casper one a tour of the station, and explained the importance of the lifesaving work the RNLI does. They had previously visited the station and had viewed the station’s Shannon class lifeboat, Duke of Edinburgh, from the viewing platform, but were eager to visit again.
Mum Joanna said: ‘The boys are obsessed with lifeboats and love to watch Saving Lives At Sea. James was a superstar he showed us all so much and explained the importance of the work the station does. I can’t express how thankful I am for the station volunteers making this happen for us’
Otto, Rufus and their little brother Casper were shown the station’s Shannon and D-class lifeboats during crew training, and tried on some of the volunteer crew’s kit.
Looks like the RNLI has got some future volunteers and perhaps a crew-member or two.
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