Selsey crew represent the RNLI at the Checkatrade Trophy final
The two Selsey lifeboat crewmen represented the RNLI at the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley stadium on Sunday 8 April 2018. This honour is usually reserved for members of the armed forces.
However because it is the 20th year Checkatrade have been trading they decided to support something closer to home and as three of the Selsey lifeboat crew work for Checkatrade they choose the RNLI. Knowing employee Max Wiseman was a keen football fan they asked him if he and his father Richard Wiseman the head launcher would like to carry the trophy out at the final as Checkatrade employees on behalf of the Selsey lifeboat station.
The statement on the day at Wembley was as follows:
Checkatrade are proud to welcome our two Trophy presenters for the 2018 Checkatrade Trophy Final. Max and Richard Wiseman are both heavily involved with the Selsey Lifeboat Crew and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Max, who works at Checkatrade, is part of several employees who respond to lifeboat call outs.
Based in Selsey, on the South Coast, Checkatrade have strong ties to their local community, including the local active ports and seafronts. It’s an honour for Checkatrade to have members of the Selsey Lifeboat Crew represented at Wembley today and we hope both sets of supporters will give Max and Richard a warm welcome.
Max said we were at Wembley for a rehearsal at 10:20am before returning to the hotel. We came back to Wembley at midday where we were seated for a 3 course lunch in the Sir Bobby Moore Suite. From here Dad and I were whisked away to get changed before processing the Cup onto the pitch. The national anthem was played and the teams entered the pitch. Once this was completed we removed the trophy from the stand. We were able to get changed before being seated back with our family in the special guest section of the stadium where we watched the match.
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Key facts about the RNLI: The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 140 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 137,000 lives.
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Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.