14th August 2020. A swimmer training to swim the channel has expressed her gratitude to the National Coastwatch Institution for keeping a watch over her by organising a Just Giving crowdfunding appeal for NCI Fleetwood.

Emma Truscott is training for her cross-channel swim in the waters around Rossall Point and she was pleased to learn that the volunteer watchkeepers at NCI Fleetwood have been keeping their eyes on her. To show her thanks, Emma launched a Just Giving page to raise £100 to help the station – but the appeal has already raised more than twice that amount.

On her Just Giving page Emma says “I am swimming the English Channel this month. The volunteers at NCI Fleetwood have watched over me during my training in the Irish Sea and they watch the sea for all who visit. This is a vital emergency service which is completely run by volunteers and they need our support. Please give what you can to show your support to our local community.”

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Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.








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