Last Wednesday (30-5-18) the volunteer crew had the pleasure of showing the 3rd Dalkeith guides around Dunbar lifeboat station. The guides contacted the crew to arrange a visit as part of their girl-guiding water safety badge which they will be studying next term.
The girls had the chance to get on-board Dunbars inshore lifeboat and look at all the lifesaving equipment that the crew use. Part of the guides requirements for their water safety badge is to throw a rope over 5 meters, the crew got all the girls to try the throw-bags which are used on our boats, and all girls managed to successfully throw much further than 5 meters. The crew also showed the girls some lifesaving techniques from the latest RNLI respect the water campaign.
At the end of the evening the girls informed the crew that they had been raising money for the RNLI over a period of time. The girls where in teams and the team who raised the most money won. The teams raised the money over various events such as bake sales, sponsored triathlon, movie nights and also a cinema night. Between all teams the girls raised a huge £806.95! The cheque was present by the winning team to two of Dunbars helmsman.
A big thanks to the Dalkeith guides from all the crew here at Dunbar lifeboat station, this money will provide more lifesaving equipment and training for all crews within the RNLI.