RNLI need new crew mem­bers

Lifeboat group search­ing for vol­un­teers to take on a num­ber of roles

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Zoe Drewett zoe.drewett@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

NEW crew mem­bers are desperately needed to en­sure a vol­un­teer lifeboat group does not end its tour of duty for good.

The Uxbridge branch of the Royal Na­tional Lifeboat In­sti­tu­tion (RNLI) has been fundrais­ing across the south of the bor­ough for more than half a cen­tury, but many of the vol­un­teers, now in their 80s and 90s, are un­able to con­tinue vol­un­teer­ing for the life­sav­ing char­ity.

The branch’s friends at the Har­row RNLI group – who fundraise mainly in the north of Hilling­don bor­ough – hope new blood will come for­ward to en­sure the Uxbridge group can con­tinue to help save lives at sea for many years to come.

Chair­man of Har­row branch, Terry Wig­ing­ton, said: “It would be grand to get some young folk in­volved, maybe stu­dents from Brunel Univer­sity or sixth form col­leges.

“Equally wel­come are re­tired folk and all those in-be­tween.

“There are many ways of help­ing us out. If peo­ple feel they can of­fer even a lit­tle help to keep the Uxbridge branch afloat, or if they are in­ter­ested in find­ing out more, please get in touch.”

n GET IN­VOLVED: RNLI vol­un­teers Cherry Tin­son, Terry Wig­ing­ton, Bous­sad Ham­mami, Nu­mair Gul, Jill Davey and Elaine Wig­ing­ton need your help File

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