The above letter dropped through our letterbox this morning and presumably did so through many others. The appeal is for the funding of a replacement lifeboat. The aim is to replace the current boat Lady Of Hilbre with a more modern and importantly, faster boat. The latest class of boat are capable of speeds of up to 25 knots, surpassing the 16 knots for the current Mersey class boat. Of course, faster speeds mean quicker arrival to the scene of an emergency out at sea. So, best of luck to the fund raising team!
By the way, if you haven’t yet visited the new lifeboat station then you should make the effort. You’ll be able to see both the new station, the Lady of Hilbre and the view from the promenade outside isn’t bad either.