Safe Passage and Stowage for MVS Northumbria


The Northumbria Unit has thanked two north east organisations for coming to their rescue by providing storage space for them during the lockdown.

The unit’s nautical equipment has been found a temporary home by Fergusons Removals at their Fergy Space in Cramlington while their rigid inflatable boat has been given secure space at Newcastle College’s Energy Academy at Wallsend.

Head of Unit, Angela Carrington was very grateful for the help the business community had given to the unit.
“Both organisations have been very supportive of our work in our region’s rivers and we’d like to say thank you for their offers of help.
We look forward to getting our boats back on the river when circumstances allow and helping the community with our skills and experience.
Despite lockdown, we’re still meeting and training via Zoom and we’d welcome new members too.”

Pre-Covid, Newcastle College donated classroom space to the unit so that they could hold lectures and presentations in the right environment for training.
“We are very grateful to Newcastle College for their interest in the MVS and their willingness to accommodate our requests for help. We appreciate their help and support,” said Angela.

Photo Shows: L to R: MVS member Keith Newman, Head of Unit Angela Carrington and Chris Heron representing Newcastle College.