Falmouth Lifeboat volunteers to feature in upcoming episodes of new RNLI podcast

By Max Goodman

11th Sep 2023 | Local News

The 200 Voices podcast will feature volunteers from Falmouth. (Image: RNLI)
The 200 Voices podcast will feature volunteers from Falmouth. (Image: RNLI)

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RNLI) new 200 Voices podcast launched on Friday 18 August 2023 and, in the run-up to the charity's bicentenary on 4 March 2024, an episode will be released every day for 200 days, exploring captivating stories from the charity's history, through to the current day.

This month, Di Bush former volunteer crew at Falmouth RNLI Lifeboat Station and now full-time coxswain of Harwich RNLI Lifeboat Station will be telling listeners about her journey within the RNLI.

The podcasts will also feature Lise Vittrup, who was swept out to sea and rescued by the RNLI in Brighton before moving to Falmouth and volunteering as shop staff within the town.

The charity has been saving lives at sea since it was founded in 1824 and, in that time, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 144,000 lives. Funded by voluntary donations, and with lifeboats crewed by specially-trained volunteers, the RNLI is a truly unique rescue organisation with a remarkable 200-year story to tell – many highlights of which are shared through the podcast series.

Available across all podcast platforms and the RNLI's website, listeners can hear from survivors, supporters, volunteers, lifeguards, celebrity ambassadors, historians, and many more from across the UK and Ireland – and beyond.

The 200 Voices series also includes celebrity ambassadors such as The Sixth Commandment actor Timothy Spall, Gavin and Stacey actress Ruth Jones, Irish musician Phil Coulter, gold medal Olympian Sir Ben Ainslie, and BAFTA-winning actress Joanna Scanlan.

200 Voices is an incredible collection of stories that are emotive, powerful, inspiring, and heart-warming. The series gives us a chance to hear from a whole variety of amazing people who have played a part in or been touched by our lifesaving charity.

Listen to the RNLI's 200 Voices daily wherever you get your podcasts or at Launch into a podcast like no other: RNLI 200 Voices

To find out more about the RNLI's bicentenary, visit RNLI 200th anniversary

You may also like to read: Volunteer at Falmouth's RNLI store and help raise vital funds for your local lifeboat team


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