20 May 2014
HFRS will assist volunteers from an East Yorkshire based lifeboat station to transport four ladies and their baton across the River Humber on Wednesday 21 May 2014.
The Women’s Institute Centenary Baton Relay has been ongoing since its Anglesey start point in early January and has visited may locations along the way. It has finally arrived in our region with Humber Rescue and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) playing a key part in the proceedings.
The baton will travel across the River Humber aboard Hillary P Berriff, Humber Rescue’s frontline lifeboat which will be flanked by one of the HFRS boats. The ladies will be welcomed aboard at the Hessle Foreshore based boathouse close to 1100hrs, after which they will be whisked across the waters to their disembarkation point at South Ferriby Lock
A fire engine will then take the baton carriers to their destination at Barton’s Ropewalk for the handover ceremony as the baton continues to weave its way across the UK.
Martin Rumford, Trustee at Humber Rescue says, “We take pride in working closely with other volunteer organisations and to be a part of the Women’s Institute Centenary Celebrations is an honour for us”
In addition to the ladies from the WI, both of the organisations involved will have ladies on their crews too, Humber Rescue being ably assisted by volunteer Mandy Ramsden and HFRS will have Rachel Harrison aboard their vessel.