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RNLI Celebrates Its' Inspirational Women

Pictured: Isobel Ace and Emma Mathias

17-year-old Isobel is just one woman being recognised on International Women's Day 2018.

Women have always been a vital part of the RNLI - as crew, shore crew, lifeguards, fundraisers, staff and supporters.

Today (March 8th) the charity is celebrating these women who have helped shape the charity - on International Women’s Day 2018.

An RNLI spokesperson told us without it's strong and courageous women volunteers, the charity would not be the same. 

Celebrating the Youngest

At The Mumbles, 17-year-old Isobel Ace, is the youngest crew member.

She comes from a strong family of female supporters of the charity, which saves lives at sea.

The Bishop Gore Comprehensive student comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience handed down from generations of RNLI supporters in her family including both grand mothers who work in our shop.

Celebrating the most Experienced

Emma Mathias (pictured above right) is one the most experienced members of The Mumbles lifeboat crew.

In her years of service she has been crew on both Inshore and All weather lifeboats before recently migrating to shore crew.

Emma followed in her dads footsteps to join the crew as well as managing a career with an international airline she’s always on call to step up as a volunteer with the charity.

Emma says ‘I’ve been on the crew for just over 21 years now and it just feels like a massive family, I’m very proud to be able to support the charity in any way I can’.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations.

Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its' lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved around 140,000 lives.

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