Artist David Kelsall visits Seahouses lifeboat station
Seahouses RNLI lifeboat station was visited by artist David Kelsall on Tuesday 3 October 2023.
David, from Huddersfield, normally specialises in motor sport images. David felt the RNLI were often 'Forgotten Heroes' and needed some support. David donated his picture to the station and asked it to be used to raise funds. It will be the 1st Prize in the raffle at the station’s Autumn Coffee Morning on Sat 28 October, to be held at 11am till 1pm. His images of lifeboats around the coast have generated a lot of interest, and images are available to purchase from his website.
Local volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Ian Clayton was also on hand, to photograph the visit and assist with the tour of the lifeboat and station.
Water Safety Volunteer Lynsey Carr, said: 'The painting of our lifeboat was really amazing, and will be a fantastic raffle prize. David is clearly a very talented artist and we are indebted to him.'
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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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