Winter Lunch Hears Vital RNLI Role
Written by David Worsfold on 02nd April 2020
Several hundred members and their guests heard a passionate and highly informative talk about the vital role the Royal National Lifeboat Institution plays around the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland at the recent Winter Lunch.
Natalie Adams, a full-time staff Helm at Gravesend Lifeboat Station, a volunteer crew member on the Shannon at Dungeness, and also a Water Safety Officer in North Kent, explained the huge range of work the RNLI does and how it does that without any government funding. The importance of the generous financial support from the public and organisations like the WCI is vital, she told the audience.
The Master, Rosemary Beaver, was able to welcome many of her family and friends to the lunch and explain her life-long connection with the sea, especially through diving. This has given her a deep appreciation of the RNLI which is why it was her first choice as the Master’s charity for the year.
• Following the lunch, the chief executive of the RNLI, Mark Dowie, sent a video thank you message.