Whilst Victoria and the boys we here last week we had a trip into Skegness to have a look around the lifeboat station. The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. There are 235 lifeboat stations throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland some of them allowing visitors.
The RNLI is a charity that relies on the goodwill of the public and contributions.
There are lots of ways to donate including joining one of the biggest lifeboat crew ever and that is to become a part of the Storm Force crew a RNLI club for children, suitable for children aged 5 - 11. We are considering this as gifts for the Grandchildren as they become old enough.
We did have a little fun on the lifeboat ride.
Wilbur to the rescue...Granny in distress!!!
It was well worth the visit with lots to look at and loads of interesting information.
They certainly do an amazing job, every year RNLI lifeboats are called out more than 8,000 times and rescue on average 23 people per day.
There are approximately 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members, both men and women.
There are also lifeguards patrolling over 200 of the busiest beaches in the UK and channel islands.
They certainly do an amazing job. I have never been in distress at sea thank goodness but I am certainly thankful they are around.