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TOWN SUPPORT RNLI

15 September 2017

Cole and Martyn making waves to back lifesaving charity

Cole Skuse and Martyn Waghorn took to the water to highlight the fantastic work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

The Town duo took part in a life-saving training exercise with Aldeburgh Lifeboat crew, ahead of Blues’ game against Bolton on Saturday, where the RNLI will be represented as the Club’s community champion. 

Cole and Martyn were shown how to control a lifeboat at sea and both described the experience as a ‘real eye-opener’.

“You don’t really appreciate everything they do until you see it so it was amazing,” Martyn told iFollow.

“It really was a great experience so I want to thank the RNLI for having us.”

Cole added: “Hopefully it was nice for the crew to take us out in a more relaxed environment than they’re used to.

“I’m not a massive fan of open water but I couldn’t have been in safer hands.

“The crew were fantastic and I have a huge amount of respect for them. These guys have normal jobs as well as volunteering to go out there and save lives in dangerous conditions.”

The RNLI Aldeburgh Station consists of 162 volunteers, and they have already spent 350 hours at sea in 2017, surpassing last year’s total.

The RNLI will also be present at Portman Road tomorrow, with crew members collecting donations in the FanZone and one of their support boats being on display.

A charity, the RNLI saved the lives of 558 people in 2016.

Subscribers to iFollow will be able to watch the action unfold as Martyn and Cole became members of the crew for one day. 


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