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Cod Army take trip to Lifeboat Station

10 December 2014

Fleetwood first team players visit local life boat station

Fleetwood Town Football Club visited the local Lifeboat Station ahead of this weekend’s game against Sheffield United.

First team players including Nathan Pond, Mark Roberts and Stephen Dobbie went along to the station which is located 1.5 miles from Highbury Stadium.

The Cod Army enjoyed an interesting tour around the facility on Fleetwood front and learnt exactly what the hard working volunteers at the town’s Lifeboat Station get up to on a daily basis.

The players even had the opportunity to jump aboard one of the rescue boats!

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. They provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service.

Assistant manager Chris Lucketti, who accompanied the players on the visit, admitted he has nothing but respect for hard work the volunteers do at Fleetwood Lifeboat Station.

“We thank the people here for taking the time to show us all around. They have shown us all how the Lifeboat operation works.

“To see the fantastic work that they do on a voluntary basis as well, it is outstanding. It has opened my eyes and we are all glad we have seen the hard work that they do. We appreciate the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.”

The Fleetwood Town players have all donated their own money to help Fleetwood Life Boat Station continue the fantastic work they do.

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