Mayday, Mayday …Lifeboats

After a quick lunch, we visited both the boathouse (where the current active lifeboat and inshore lifeboat are dispatched from) and the lifeboat museum. At the museum, we asked questions to someone who had been a lifeboat coxswain. He had served on many daring rescues. We saw a chair that had been bent badly during a huge storm with 40 foot waves. We saw lots of models and heard about how lifeboats had changed over time.

Despite the fact that the RNLI rescues are completed by unpaid volunteers, we  learnt that it costs over £160, 000, 000 to run the RNLI for one year. Inspired by this, lots of us left small change or thought of ideas of what we could do to raise money for their worthwhile cause.


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