Warming gift for lifeboat hands

12:26 25 February 2013

Lyme Regis lifeboat crew with their new gloves donated by Dee Caldwell, of O’Neill Westsuits ( second from left). photo by John Cable

Lyme Regis lifeboat crew with their new gloves donated by Dee Caldwell, of O’Neill Westsuits ( second from left). photo by John Cable

Archant

Lyme Regis RNLI crew members receive high-tech gloves to help them get to grips with the cold snap

Memebrs of Lyme Reis lifeboat crew have received a handy gift to help keep them warm.

Boylo’s Watersports, on Marine Parade, and O’Neill Wetsuits teamed up to present the RNLI volunteers with a complete set of new, high-tech neoprene gloves.

They were presented yesterday (Sunday) by Dee Caldwell, European Sales Director of O’Neill.

Murray Saunders, of Boylo’s, who is also a crew member, said: “Working in the cold is one thing, but when you add water to the equation you quickly lose feeling in your hands.

“With lifeboat rescues typically lasting over an hour it’s important that tasks aren’t inhibited by cold, clumsy fingers.

“This generous donation of special gloves will help the crew, adding to their performance and comfort in difficult conditions.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:30

Motorists are being warned to take their valuables with them after a spate of car break-ins across East Devon.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:37

A third of ‘Jurassic Ambassadors’ who volunteer their time to promote the historic coastline are from East Devon.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Pecorama’s first Bake It Big event raised £500 for a worthy cause.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

Lyme Regis Medical Centre is calling on budding young artists to draw or paint their vision of what the doctor of the future might look like.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Healthy eating charity HALFF is launching a new ‘cooking for one’ group in Seaton, thanks to funding and support from another local charity - Eating with Dignity.

Read more
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Police officers dealt with 39 recorded offences in Axminster during August.

Read more
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Devon County Council’s cabinet is backing calls for state pension equality for women.

Read more
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Retired airline pilot Ian White was the speaker at the September meeting of Musbury and Whitford WI.

Read more
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Charity representatives in East Devon have the chance to take part in a unique bidding process for funds in front of a panel of ‘dragons’ in Honiton next month.

Read more
Friday, September 23, 2016

Lifeboat, police and coastguards involved in the hunt for a man eventually found safe and well

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications