Annual Lifeboat Service Takes Place

Lifeboat Launch Authority, Chris Thomas

Islanders and visitors showed their respect for the bravery of the volunteers of the St Mary’s Lifeboat last night as the annual lifeboat service took place on Holgate’s Green.

Chris Thomas, the islands’ lifeboat launch authority, says he’s very proud of the crew and pleased that locals who feel the same attended the service.

He says the crew has had no problem in the past finding volunteers and events like the service help to raise awareness on the islands.

Chris says he’s also pleased people realise how important the lifeboat is to a community such as ours and it’s their donations that keep it going.