8th  March 2023 Today is International Women’s Day and the National Coastwatch Institution is proud to celebrate the role our female volunteers play in our organisation.

 When theb charity was formed in 1994, the first Station Manager was Lynne Briggs and many of our procedures are based on the procedures she developed. Many women have followed in Lynnes footsteps and many of our stations have been managed by women. Until recently, the post of Chair of NCI was held by Lesley Suddes and the current Head of Operations is Linda Lawrence. At the end of 2022, women made up 21% of the charity’s membership and 10% of the Station Managers are women. So as you can see, women play a vital role in the NCI at all levels.So today is a great day t say ’Thank You’ to all our wonderful women volunteers who are on watch today and every day whatever the weather, watching our coasts to help keep people safe

  We couldn’t feature all our women on watch today – but they are there, looking out for you, and your loved ones. NCI is always looking for great people to join our local teams – you don’t need any experience as full training will be given. What you do need is a desire to make a difference and help save lives.

 The photo shows Sany, Janet and Maddy from NCI Worms Head.

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