Lions and Tigers aboard RNLI Sheringham Lifeboat
- Date 11/11/2017
- Time 18.27
- Location Sheringham
British Lions, England and Leicester Tigers brothers Tom and Ben Youngs have been made Honorary Members of RNLI Sheringham’s Lifeboat Crew.
Branch Chairman Phil Hawes explains,
‘Tom and Ben grew up in North Norfolk and spent their summers on the beach at Sheringham. They’ve grown into exceptional men who through their sport display brilliantly all the qualities we look for in our lifeboat crew: dedicated, hard-working team players who daily strive to be the very best in a physically and mentally tough environment. However it is not only their skills and achievements that impress, it is their humility, honesty and integrity; the way they carry themselves, deal with life’s challenges and treat others. Tom and Ben are tremendous role models and we want to recognise that.’
‘2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Sheringham RNLI. We are an incredibly proud community and have been celebrating our heritage and those who have gone before us. Never before has anyone been offered Honorary Membership of the Sheringham Lifeboat Crew; we are delighted both Tom and Ben have accepted.’
The RNLI exists to save lives from drowning. Not only are the Sheringham crew, and station on alert 24/7/365 to launch the lifeboat but in the last year through visits we have educated over one thousand young people on how to stay safe by the sea and in the water.
The Autumn is a busy time for the boys. Tom is Captain of Leicester Tigers leading them in the RFU Premiership and European competitions and Ben, in addition to these, is in the England squad for the Autumn internationals. We wish them well.