Our Team members addressing a coach trip from London

The very last weekend in August (25th August) our team members popped down to Margate sea front and spoke to a very nice coach party who were down from London to enjoy the seaside. How does the song go again…..”Oh we do like to be beside the seaside, beside the sea” something like that anyway…….The sun was shining (brilliant), but the wind had whipped up abit on the beach. The whole point of addressing this lovely group of people, including ladies, young children, men and teenagers was to promote our beach safety top tips, ‘Float to Live’ technique and who to call in the event of a costal emergency.

Few of the group had any knowledge of beach safety flags or who to call in the event of an emergency. So, it was our aim to deliver some ‘quick fire’ knowledge tips on how to keep safe whilst at the same time enjoying their time at the beach or coast.

At the end of our chat we received a round of applause which was very much appreciated, as all of the group listened carefully and patiently on what I had got to say.

A short while later we popped across to the railway station (with permission from South Eastern Trains) and shared our key safety messages with rail passengers who had alighted from the train station to visit the seaside.  We really enjoyed delivering these great Saturday morning chats with some lovely people about how to stay safe at the coast, we hope that you enjoyed the warm weather.  If you would like more information on how to stay safe check out the links at the bottom of this page. Take care and thanks for reading.

RNLI Float to Live campaign

Know Who To Call At The Coast

Beach Safety Top Tips

Margate RNLI Station


Andy Mills

Thanet RNLI Community Safety Officer Striving to reduce accidental drownings by 50% by 2024 by spreading key safety messages to Thanet communities and its visitors.