Official Naming Ceremony for The Spirit of St Helier

On Saturday 13th May, we were honoured to host the naming ceremony for our new lifeboat, The Spirit of St Helier. The event was attended by His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor Vice Admiral Jeremy Kyd CBE and his wife, Dr Karen Kyd, as well as many other lifeboat supporters, volunteers and their families.

The Spirit of St Helier is a state-of-the-art inshore lifeboat that will be used to save lives in the waters around Jersey. It has been funded from the donations and legacies given to RNLI Jersey.

The name has been chosen as a reflection of all that has been built at St Helier's RNLI lifeboat station with new local crew, a new unified operational model and two lifeboat stations working harmoniously together. It is a testament to the many, many hours of training undertaken by our volunteers, both on the crew and behind the scenes, fundraising and providing all the support that is required to keep a lifeboat station operational. It reflects and inspires resilience, dedication and professionalism and we are proud to welcome the Spirit of St Helier into the RNLI Jersey family.

We are incredibly grateful to everyone who helped with the preparation for the naming ceremony, and we are proud to have The Spirit of St Helier on our station. We know that she will make a real difference in the lives of those who need her most.

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