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Something different today: Behind the Scenes at the RNLI Sea Survival Pool

Saving lives at sea: Have you ever wondered just ‘how do they do that’?

As you all know, I’m a huge fan of the RNLI (as are my boys), and we support the charity wherever we can.  With the Easter holidays upon us, beaches all over the UK will get busy with holidaymakers (never mind the weather) and I thought it would be timely to remind us all of the fact that the volunteers at the RNLI are ready to help and rescue people and vessels in distress.

Here’s a little clip showing you how these amazing volunteers train for emergencies and rescue missions. Maybe this will inspire someone out there to join up and have a go?


Be sea-safe, everyone.


A Very Special Guest Blog Regarding RNLI Lifeboats

Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming a very unusual guest blogger to my site:  my six-year old son!  This is his first blog post ever, but he felt very strongly that he would like to visit my blog and tell the world about a subject close to his heart:  Lifeboats.  He asked if he could post on my blog and I thought… well, it’s a good cause, a great idea… why not?

He has been a member of “Storm Force“, the RNLI club for young people, pretty much since he was born.  As a family, we love visiting lifeboat stations, watching exercises, or even (as has happened on a couple of occasions) real rescues.  To raise awareness for the RNLI and its lifeboats, my six-year old drew this picture this morning:

This is what he would like to say about lifeboats:  “Lifeboats matter because they will rescue you if you’re stuck out on the sea.  Lifeboat crews are important because they drive the lifeboats out to you.  The crews aren’t paid, only the captain is, and they are all very brave.  Did you know that lifeboats don’t sink?  If they turn over, they right themselves because of the airbag that’s in the bottom of the hull.”

Well said!  A big thank you to my special guest blogger today.  If you would like to find out more about lifeboats or support their cause, visit the RNLI website here.