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Lyme Regis lifeboat station and crew stars in RNLI video
LYME Regis lifeboat station and its crew members have starred in the RNLI's latest promotional video.
Featuring 41 volunteers from nine lifeboat stations from across the country, with nine of the volunteers coming from Lyme Regis, the video shows the commitment from volunteers as they drop everything and leave their day jobs to race to a rescue mission.
The Youtube film was created to raise awareness of the RNLI and to promote the charity's lifesaving gifts in time for the Christmas period, with all the money raised from the sale of the gifts re-invested into the service.
The video has already been viewed more than 6,000 times on Youtube, with Tom Crabbe, Tom Wallis, Murray Saunders, John Cable, John Bird, Neville Causley, Pete Cable, Grahame Forshaw and Elliot Herbert from the station in Lyme all appearing in the film.
John Bird, a local builder, is seen running past a building site as he makes his way to the station and this segment of the video ends with three crew members from Lyme Regis arriving on foot at the lifeboat station by the harbour.
Crew members Tom Crabbe and Tom Wallis can also be seen playing football at Lyme Regis Football Club, as fellow crew member John Cable races past.
Murray Saunders, who is seen running into the lifeboat station towards the end of video, said: “It was great to get involved in a project like this, helping to show what we do and what we need the donations for.
“Lots of people really value gifts with meaning rather than something they already have or don't really need, so a RNLI lifesaving gift is a great way to show that you care about your friends or family and the worthwhile cause that is close to their heart.”
The cost of running the charity is also highlighted in the video. Towards the end of the film, crew members prepare for the launch of the lifeboat and are seen changing into their equipment.
This part of the video was also filmed in Lyme Regis and the cost of the equipment they are putting on, from helmets to boots, is displayed to show how much money the charity needs to continue its service.
The lifesaving gifts and gift cards are available to buy from the RNLI charity shop next to the lifeboat station, and also online at rnlishop.org/outonashout. The full video can be viewed here
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