MVS Day is celebrated around the UK


National MVS Day for 2023 has been celebrated by members and Units of the charity right around the country.
The annual event allows members of the public to find out more about the charity with local events happening in local communities.

MVS Northumbria decided to take both of its vessels to Newcastle City Marina to let interested passers-by learn more about their work.
Visitors to the boats were all given life jackets to wear, together with a talk about the work they do including helping harbour authorities when needed, marshalling at events such as the Tall Ships Race and regular patrols of the region’s rivers.

Angela Carrington, Regional Volunteer Officer said: ”We were delighted at the response we received from the public.
Everyone was keen to see the boats and it was amazing to hear people’s personal connections with boats and the river too.
As well as getting potential new members for our area, we were also able to signpost two potential members who were on holiday in Newcastle to our Humber unit.

The MVS on the Mersey set up a display in the forward saloon of a Mersey ferry.
The Unit pushed the SAFE Message (Spot the Danger, Ask Advice, Go with Friends and What to do in an Emergency) following a local tragic incident.

The photo shows Chris Todd explaining SAFE to the ferries Master Ricardo Ermocilla.