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The Audlem Lass supports the RNLI

Well the school holidays are now well and truly underway, and I'm juggling my time between home and the marina. When I'm at work I feel guilty I'm not at home and when I'm at home I feel guilty I'm not at work — and the reality is that no one really minds where I am — I really must sort that guilt complex out! Life at the marina is pretty varied — at the start of the month Sam and I rescued a greylag goose which couldn't walk — after a lot of watching it carefully to determine it really was struggling we finally found a cardboard box, loaded it up and dropped it off at Stapeley grange Wild Animal hospital. Angus did suggest it might make a lovely dinner....
In the middle of July a group of Audlem Lass volunteers and Angus and I went to stay at the RNLI Training College in Poole — what an amazing place — as well as a crew training centre, lifeboat building centre and sea survival training centre it's also a lovely hotel! We learnt so much more about how our fund raising helps the RNLI, from lifeguards on beaches to inland flood relief teams. It's quite humbling to realise that most of the crews are volunteers! On our way back we picked up Oscar the marina dog (he lives in London most of the year but spends the summers here). He loves to walk to work with me and sits happily by my desk providing someone pops in every now and then to take him for a walk (any volunteers??)
As I write this Angus and Colin are out replacing a beam on one of the jetties — replacing and repairing things seems to be an endless task, but thankfully it is one which gives us great satisfaction as there is nothing better than standing back and looking at a well maintained site (although Angus has commented that I should maybe take the same approach to housework)......pass me that hammer...!

Further reading

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Janet: Thu 07 Feb

Marine Engineer Wanted — to join our small, friendly and expanding workshop team. Must have experience of engine maintenance and diesel heaters. Boat joinery and plumbing experience an advantage, although other skills would also be considered. This is a full time position with good pay and working conditions. Please apply in writing to Janet Maughan, Overwater Marina, Coole Lane, Newhall...

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Sam: Wed 16 Jan 1:17pm

Look what's arrived. The Overwater Wheelybus has, after some phenomenal fundraising, been handed over to us today. Now we can transport wheelchair users, and those with mobility issues, for trips on our wheelchair friendly Wheelyboat and to appointments...

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Janet: Mon 29 Oct

We are very proud to say they made it! — our engineering team from Overwater Marina, lead by Simon Peek, workshop manager have recently been paddling for pounds as they completed a mammoth 10 mile paddle from the marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. The team nicknamed "Peeky's Blinders" were in their bespoke mini...

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