Cowes Lifeboat Station

It was Service with a Smile for Cowes RNLI

9th December 2017

Mark Southwell receives the cheque from Seasafe’s managing director Jeremy Dale. Also pictured are crew members Andrea Vaughan and Myles Hussey.

One organisation involved in life-saving at sea came to the aid of another,
when Cowes RNLI lifeboat station benefitted from a fund-raising initiative by
Cowes-based Seasafe Systems.

Seasafe, which specialises at its Somerton factory in marine safety clothing and
other marine products, had nominated the RNLI to benefit from the company’s
scheme to service boat-owners’ lifejackets. The money came by way of many
operators of the 60 collection points across the country opting to give their
commission to the charity.

The eventual outcome was a presentation of a cheque for £500 by Seasafe
managing director Jeremy Dale to the lifeboat station’s operations manager, Mark
Southwell.

“We very much appreciate a local company supporting the RNLI in this way,” said
Mark. “Lifejackets are so important for sea safety, which is why we were pleased to
find in a survey last Summer that lifejackets were worn by nearly 50 percent of boat
users in Cowes Harbour.”

Caption to photo: Mark Southwell receives the cheque from Seasafe’s managing
director Jeremy Dale. Also pictured are crew members Andrea Vaughan and Myles
Hussey.