A grant made by the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund earlier this year has enabled the North Norfolk Surf Life Saving Club [www.nnslsc.org.uk] in Cromer to pay for volunteer training and purchase a range of new equipment which will enable the Club to expand and train its junior membership.
The grant will enable 10 volunteers to take part in Level 1 and 2 training courses , and the newly arrived equipment includes junior rescue boards, training wetsuits, rescue tubes and CPR trainer packs.
NNSLSC is a Community Amateur Sports Club; it was formed in 2008 to establish a focal point for volunteers in Norfolk to train and improve their life saving skills whilst enjoying the stunning Norfolk coastline. It currently trains 3 junior age groups from 7-16 years.
NNSLSC President Mike Snelling said: “Our members dedicate over 900 hours each year volunteering with the club, with over 1,000 visits to our club house to use the facilities, and over 250 hours are spent delivering Junior Lifeguard beach and water safety to the under 14s.”
Tom James is the General Manager of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, and he was delighted that the Community Fund panel awarded this grant, saying: “The NNSLSC junior lifesaving programme provides a valuable education and development path for those who participate, and it is good to hear that each year a growing number of these young people go on to full time employment on local beaches and with the RNLI.”
Sheringham Shoal Community Find supports projects that make a difference in North Norfolk, tackling issues including climate change, sustainable communities, marine environment / safety, renewable energy and education / employment.
The 317MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, which is operated by Statoil, is situated between 9-17 miles off the coast of North Norfolk.
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