Our Community Safety Team were proud to be invited along to hold a Respect the Water stand at the fantastic Margate Pride on Saturday (10th August). This is the second year running that the team have attended Pride and the team always relish the opportunity to support such a iconic event. It was also fabulous to see other community groups and agencies supporting the event which seems to get bigger each year. Well done to all Pride Market participants and lovely Pride goers for braving the windy weather!

Kent Fire and Rescue Service incl: Chief Officer Ann Millington (2nd from right)

Our Selfie Safety Frame was put to good use

The Kent Sexual Health Team

The very vibrant Pride procession passing the sea front

Local bars, cafes and restaurants were festooned with bunting and flags to mark the occasion

Thank you to the army of volunteers who work extremely hard  behind scenes to make Margate Pride such a fabulous event.  We look forward to next years event which we are sure will be even bigger and better than this years!

Our Respect the Water table (pictured Andy left and Ian right)

Useful links:

Can I suffer from cold water shock?

It’s hot out there what to do if you get into difficulty?

Margate Lifeboat facebook Page

Ramsgate Lifeboat Facebook page


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.