Monday, 17th April 2014
HRH the Duke of Kent KG is visiting the Weston-super-Mare RNLI lifeboat station to meet the crew and encourage them as they face a difficult time.
The volunteers of Weston RNLI have had to leave their base on Birnbeck Island after 132 years. They are coping with a temporary station which has been established on Knightstone Piazza while they wait for a permanent solution. A brand new lifeboat station is some years away.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent KG who is President of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), will be visiting the charity’s temporary base in the town during the morning of Thursday 15th May 2014. This is part of a visit to Somerset during which it was suggested he included the RNLI at Weston because of the difficult circumstances the volunteers are working in at present as they continue to provide lifesaving cover in the area.
He will be accompanied by Lady Gass, the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Somerset, with invited official guests. He will be introduced to key volunteer members of the crew who have taken an active part in ensuring the successful move from Birnbeck Island to the temporary site at Knightstone.