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The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea

Date: 17 July 2013

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RNLI Volunteer Education Presenters attend Water Safety Awareness Day at Peasmarsh School

Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat station Volunteer Education Presenters Tony Peters and Sharon Gozna attended the Water Safety Awareness Day held on Saturday 13th July at Peasmarsh School.

The children from 10 different schools got an opportunity to spot the dangers at the seaside using the sea safety seaside map. There was also an opportunity to see some of the equipment used by the lifeboat crew plus more.

The helmsman stayed in the near vicinity of the swimmer to ensure that he was ok. Dover Coastguard was advised of the situation and Lifeboat B-842 was released from the rescue, arriving back at station at 4.40pmOur volunteers are available to attend a variety of events including school and youth group/organisations visits, school fetes, local fayres. These events are interactive where the young people have the opportunity to find out more about the RNLI, see and hear real life stories and ask questions. Visits to Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station can be arranged.

Tony Peters, Volunteer Education Presenter at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station said ‘During 2011 453,035 young people were addressed by the RNLI. Whether young people receive the RNLI’s message in schools, at a lifeboat station or at a family event, they gain a clear understanding of how to keep themselves safe near water and make safer choices’.

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