On 3rd April our team really enjoyed chatting to the great Ramsgate Probus Club at the fabulous RTYC Ramsgate . Covering our key safety messages, the Thanet coastal patrol concept, Swim Safe and the RNLI’s wider drowning preventative/search & rescue work both in the UK, Republic of Ireland and world wide.  We were really interested in a press cutting hung on the wall in the RTYC from the ‘London illustrated News’ dated April 10th, 1864. Entitled ‘Ramsgate Lifeboat Morning After A Heavy Gale – Weather Moderating’. A fabulous example of the RNLI’s heroic work in highly dangerous and challenging sea conditions with very little protection.

Thank you very much to the President for the very kind donation and for hosting our team’s talk which Is hugely appreciated.


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.