A couple of months ago, I was invited by the crew at Teddington RNLI on one of their training exercises as part of a feature on the RNLI for Positive News magazine.
It was fantastic to get an idea of what its like to be crew for this great organisation, but also tell their story and raise awareness for the Lifeboat stations in London. All to often people presume the RNLI exclusively operate on costal waters, busy shipping lanes, or lifeguards at beaches, but what many people don't know is that the charities London stations are actually the busiest of them all.
Tower RNLI launched 491 times last year with Chiswick 299, and while Teddington's figure is slightly less, their job is no less important on the River Thames in London.
Below are a selection of the images from the feature which are now in this quarters edition of Positive News! Go grab a copy...its worth the read!