Silloth RNLI Lifeboat Visit
A club & friends visit to our District Governor's chosen charity for 2017/18
Visit to Silloth RNLI lifeboat station on 29 August
Twenty six Rotarians, friends and family enjoyed a very interesting trip to Silloth Lifeboat Station.
We were met by Eddie, the lifeboat operations manager, who took us upstairs to provide an introduction whilst we enjoyed the amazing panaroma from the large window overlooking the Solway across to Scotland.
Three other crew members provided further insight when we went downstairs and were given the opportunity to climb aboard the lifeboat while we were shown all the equipment and it's use explained. Mark then "modelled" the clothing they needed to wear when called out (8 times so far this year) which costs £1800 per person. Many questions were asked and answered by the very knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff who are all volunteers and had given up their time to accommodate our evening visit.
President Tony gave the vote of thanks and presented one of our club banners to Eddie and advised him that our club had already raised funds for the RNLI from his garden party earlier in the year and we were looking to further support them with their fundraising efforts.
Afterwards we went to the Golf Hotel where we were joined by 6 Rotarians from Silloth RC for a delicious fish & chip supper where everyone enjoyed some great fellowship.