Kessock crew member features on RNLI 200 Voices podcast
The diversity of crews and volunteers in the RNLI is truly reflected by Kessock RNLI volunteer Olivia Davison whose personal story is the focus of a recent episode in the RNLI 200 Voices podcast series which became available today.
In Rich Rewards Olivia tells how she discovered the RNLI in Brighton where she became a volunteer, the support and camaraderie she found at the charity and how she joined the crew at Kessock RNLI when she moved to the Highlands.
The RNLI 200 Voices podcast series is produced by Dan Holland, a former Lifeboat Press Officer at Kessock RNLI.
Tomorrow’s episode (26 September) Pulling Through features another Scottish female crew member when in RNLI Peterhead’s Sarah Paterson on being crowned Miss European, and the reactions she gets when people discover she’s a lifeboat crew member.
Other Scottish episodes already available include:
· Rescuing Minnie Mouse: Ronnie Copeland. Here the veteran Largs lifeboat man, who was instrumental in saving 296 lives, recalls stories from his time with the charity.
· Courage in Wartime: a WW1 Rescue comes from Fraserburgh. In 1915, seas carried an extra danger, after a steamer is sunk by a submarine, RNLI lifeboat Lady Rothes is launched. Fraserburgh Sea Cadets pick up the story.
Available across all podcast platforms and the RNLI’s website, listeners can hear this episode and others from survivors, supporters, volunteers, lifeguards, celebrity ambassadors, historians and many more from across Wales, England, Scotland Ireland and beyond.
RNLI Strategic Content Manager, Rory Stamp said: ‘We knew we had to do something really special to mark the RNLI’s 200th anniversary, which is such a monumental milestone.
‘200 Voices is an incredible collection of stories that are emotive, powerful, inspiring and heart-warming. The series gives us a chance to hear from a whole variety of amazing people who have played a part in or been touched by our lifesaving charity.’
Launch into a podcast like no other: Listen to the RNLI’s 200 Voices daily wherever you get your podcasts or at RNLI.org/200Voices.
To find out more about the RNLI’s bicentenary, visit www.RNLI.org/200.
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· An RNLI spokesperson is available for interviews.
· Find out more about the RNLI’s bicentenary at RNLI.org/200
RNLI media contacts
To arrange an interview or for more information about the 200 Voices podcast series, contact Tom McGuire, RNLI Regional Media Officer, on [email protected] or 00353 874764436.
Alternatively, you can contact the RNLI Press Office on [email protected] or 01202 336789.
For more information on the RNLI please visit rnli.org. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI News Centre rnli.org/news-and-media.
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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 over 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 142,200 lives.
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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