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Scout visit and kind donation for St Bees RNLI


[T]he volunteers at St Bees RNLI were pleased to welcome the 3rd and 9th Welwyn Garden City Scouts and Adam Jones down to their station at the start of their regular training evening.

Ten year old Adam Jones had been down to the St Bees RNLI open day on Sunday and spent some time swimming in the sea with his friends.

Adam Jones

The weather was not as warm as expected for July and Adam and his pals had got very cold so Adams parents brought the young lads up to the station for a hot drink.

Noticing the boys were feeling the cold some of the RNLI crew offered them the use of their hot shower.

As a thank you Adam decided he would donate £20 from the money he is saving up for a skateboard to the RNLI and came down to the lifeboat station to hand it over to the volunteers.

Earlier on the lifeboat crew had the chance to meet the 3rd and 9th Welwyn Garden City Scout group. The scouts were camping at Ennerdale Water and took the opportunity to visit St Bees RNLI. The troupe was shown around the lifeboat station and learnt about what happens when the volunteers get a shout. They also got to try on some of the safety equipment the crews wear as well as looking over the lifeboat and launching tractor.

Afterwards they all got to see the St Bees RNLI lifeboat Joy Morris MBE launch into a lively Irish Sea.

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