The management team brings together experienced volunteers from both stations.
I joined the crew in 2018 for a number of reasons. I had witnessed a lot of RNLI rescues when growing up, I had a friend who was already on the crew, and the charity has always been important to my family. When the opportunity to volunteer came along, I jumped at it. Joining was one of the best decisions I have ever made. What I like most about being a crew member is that it represents the very essence of teamwork. When we go out on a shout, we all know our roles, we all pull together, and we all look after one another to achieve a successful outcome. It doesn't matter what the day job is, we pull on our yellows, work hard together, keep each other safe, and get the job done in often challenging circumstances. It's not all serious though, we have a lot of fun too. Our boats are amazing and it is a real privilege to be one of the 5000+ crew around the coast of the UK, Ireland and the offshore islands, all supported by our amazing supporters. My most memorable rescue was that of a vulnerable person who found themselves in the water in challenging circumstances. I was able to connect with the person and help them to safety. Our work is not always about boats; we save lives at sea, regardless of the circumstances.