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Byline: History has been made as the Lerwick lifeboat welcome Elle Leslie to the crew.
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There have been loads of dedicated volunteers since the Lerwick lifeboat opened in 1939, however it has been an all male crew until October 2013 when Elle became the first female crew member to join the crew.

Coxswain of Lerwick Lifeboat Bruce Leask said, “We are very happy to welcome Elle to the crew. We are happy with the change of time and welcome any female onboard the boat.”

Elle’s full time job is a Social Care Worker in one of the Island’s local residential homes. Before moving up to Shetland in March 2011 Elle took part in white water kayaking all over the North of Scotland competing in the Scottish Open Championship. So she’s already had plenty of experience in the water.

Elle has already attended three shouts since joining the crew in all kinds of weather.

Elle is due to head to Poole for her Trainee Crew Course this month.

RNLI Media Contacts: Marianne Masson, Lerwick volunteer lifeboat press officer, 07795 673792 email mariannebst@gmail.com

 

Byline: History has been made as the Lerwick lifeboat welcome Elle Leslie to the crew.
Page Content:

There have been loads of dedicated volunteers since the Lerwick lifeboat opened in 1939, however it has been an all male crew until October 2013 when Elle became the first female crew member to join the crew.

Coxswain of Lerwick Lifeboat Bruce Leask said, "We are very happy to welcome Elle to the crew. We are happy with the change of time and welcome any female onboard the boat."

Elle's full time job is a Social Care Worker in one of the Island's local residential homes. Before moving up to Shetland in March 2011 Elle took part in white water kayaking all over the North of Scotland competing in the Scottish Open Championship. So she's already had plenty of experience in the water.

Elle has already attended three shouts since joining the crew in all kinds of weather.

Elle is due to head to Poole for her Trainee Crew Course this month.

RNLI Media Contacts: Marianne Masson, Lerwick volunteer lifeboat press officer, 07795 673792 email mariannebst@gmail.com