The RNLI – a worthwhile organisation, close to our hearts – please take a moment to read
As some of you are aware we at Ashford Daly Photography have a great love of Cornwall in the South West of England – you only have to look at some of our images in the Cornwall Fine Art Collection to see that, and just as a point of reference there are some new images being released soon.
During our now quite frequent visits to this beautiful part of the UK over the last few years, we have spent obviously many hours on the coastline and in the region across the peninsular, where you cannot help but notice the presence of the R.N.L.I. especially during the summer season when many visitors descend.
During this time their presence is always a reassuring sight on the beaches and around and about the coastline, I don’t think that we fully understand the great job they do keeping the locals, us holiday makers and repeat visitors safe and informed… that’s before we start on their courageous work out at sea… in all weathers round the clock, every day of the year.
I have always had great respect for the sea – being a scuba diver makes you really aware and respectful of the power of our seas and oceans, and how quickly they can change, from a calm perfect day to a raging torrent, no matter where you are – UK or overseas.
Fortunately we have these incredibly brave men and women volunteers here in the United Kingdom, who put their lives at risk, in some cases, to help us out if we get into trouble for whatever reason.
Last summer we spent a few very pleasant days at Constantine Bay – a place we know very well and a gorgeous area in Cornwall on the West Coast – and were very impressed by the dedication of the Lifeguards who tirelessly patrolled the beach and headlands, checking on swimmers, surfers, body boarders etc so that all that were having a great time, did so in safety throughout the manned daily hours from their stations and vehicles.
Meanwhile the R.N.L.I. promotion girls happily chatted away to any passers by, giving out information and advice, without any hard sell, but making people aware of exactly how much the R.N.L.I. actually do and of events happening too across the region – fun for all the family.
During our stay there, the Lifeguards actually gave up their evening, after a particularly hard day of water lovers herding, to do a mammoth run and sea swim challenge, along some of the beaches and bays around the coastlines, to raise additional cash for the charity.
We actually have the R.N.L.I. as our chosen charity at present, and while this article post is not designed as a begging bowl exercise, I urge you to take a look at their website to see what they are all about… a lot of it makes very interesting reading.
Your local Lifeboat station is always worth popping into, or just visiting on a day trip, and can be not only a very informative experience for any children you may have, but also for the adults too.
On a recent visit to see my son Bo, during his short school vacation stay time, we popped up to visit the Blackpool Lifeboat station, where we were not only given a warm welcome by Mrs Warburton, but also a full tour by her son David, one of the crew members, where Bo also had the chance to try on the kit they wear, and also have a good look round the station – an experience he thoroughly enjoyed – and so I must pass on my thanks for a memorable couple of hours, and all because we sponsor R.N.L.I. and wanted to see the work they do there.
As with most great and necessary charities, they are always looking for support, no matter how small, it will always be welcomed, so if you would like to give to a really worthwhile charity, you can find out more at their website here: http://www.rnli.org.uk/
Just to provoke some thought, above is one of your new images destined for the Cornwall Limited Edition print collection and the Land and Sea Scapes Collection too - imagine being out in this weather, in distress, and then the welcome sight of that orange boat.
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