I am a volunteer at the Maryport Inshore Rescue Service.
The crew are on call 365 days a year, 24-hours a day. It’s quite a physically demanding job, which often involves attending to people stranded at sea or recovering vessels from the water.
We ran a Fixers campaign about four years ago to attract more young recruits to help us out.
Fortunately, the service is now going from strength to strength and we’ve seen a 25 to 30 per cent increase in young volunteers since then.
I feel proud to have been part of the campaign four years ago because it actually worked and now the future of this fantastic service is more secure.
*Note: Some Fixers exceed the age range of 16 to 25 during the course of their project.
Maryport Inshore Rescue
Fellow volunteer Nick Hayton and Station Manager Mike Messenger both provided interviews for the broadcast item.
Mary-Anne White and Lucy Wills
Me and my friends want young people to know that calories aren't the enemy!