Fleetwood RNLI remember and share thanks for those who have worked at sea

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers from Fleetwood RNLI attended a morning of celebrations and remembrance to share thanks for the important role of seafarers (2 July).

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Fleetwood crew attending memorial service

Many groups were present at the service including the Merchant Navy Association, Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen and ex-service crew associations. The morning was also open to the local community.

A mass took place at The Parish Church of St. Nicholas, followed by a wreath scattering at the lifeboat house jetty. A history of the station and Fleetwood as a fishing port was discussed, along with individuals sharing their maritime experiences and remembering those who have worked at sea.

Rob Baines, a volunteer crew member for Fleetwood Lifeboat Station said:

‘It was great to support other local maritime associations within the two services today. It's important for us to remember and thank those who have or are working at sea’.

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For more information contact Amy Teebay, Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer, via [email protected], David Devereux, Fleetwood RNLI Press Officer, on 07591 675733 / [email protected] Danielle Rush, RNLI Regional Media Manager, West, on 07786 668829/ [email protected] or, Claire Elshaw, RNLI Regional Media Officer West, on 07468 353082 / [email protected]

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Fleetwood memorial service Sunday 2 July 2023

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Roy Ellison (far left - from Blackpool Merchant Navy Association), Julie Robinson (Mayor of Wyre), Richard Robinson (Mayor's Consort) and Reverand George Ayoma.

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