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Do you have what it takes to become a lifeboat recruit?

PUBLISHED: 12:23 09 October 2019 | UPDATED: 12:23 09 October 2019

Wells lifeboat are looking for new volunteers both on and offshore in preparation for a new state of the art lifeboat. Picture: www.aerovisuals.co.uk

Wells lifeboat are looking for new volunteers both on and offshore in preparation for a new state of the art lifeboat. Picture: www.aerovisuals.co.uk

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Wells lifeboat are looking for new volunteers both on and offshore in preparation for a new state of the art lifeboat.

Wells lifeboat are looking for new volunteers both on and offshore in preparation for a new state of the art lifeboat. Photo: Simon FinlayWells lifeboat are looking for new volunteers both on and offshore in preparation for a new state of the art lifeboat. Photo: Simon Finlay

The team at Wells is looking for people to help with the running of the station and crew members for the boats.

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Job roles include: shore crew to help launch and recover lifeboats, deputy launching authorities, fundraisers, a deputy press officer and a community safety officer.

The team will soon be taking delivery of a new, state of the art lifeboat that will replace the current Mersey Class, Doris M Mann of Ampthill which has been involved in more than 150 rescues.

Wells lifeboat are looking for new volunteers both on and offshore in preparation for a new state of the art lifeboat. Picture: Chris KeyWells lifeboat are looking for new volunteers both on and offshore in preparation for a new state of the art lifeboat. Picture: Chris Key

A spokesman said: "There will also be a new boathouse which will have up-graded facilities for the crew and shore helpers and will allow greater access to the public."

For more about becoming a volunteer head to the Wells boathouse at the bottom of Beach Road on Saturday, October 19 between 11am and 3pm, or call 01328 710230.


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