Chiswick Lifeboat volunteers to feature in RNLI podcast for 200th anniversary

Images above: Chiswick Lifeboat volunteers Mark Pusey and Ella du Breuil

Mark Pusey: musician & lifesaver and Ella du Breuil: paramedic & RNLI Hero

Two of Chiswick Lifeboat’s volunteer crew members are to feature in a new podcast series “200 Voices” by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), to mark the organisation’s 200th anniversary.

Mark Pusey and Ella du Breuil will share their stories and experiences in the podcast. Mark’s is to be published on 13 September, Ella’s on 29 September.

Mark’s passion for the RNLI began at the age of five when he witnessed a lifeboat launch into challenging waters. His full time job is as a professional musician, and he is currently touring with Ed Sheeran, but  Mark dedicates whatever time he can spare to saving lives on the River Thames. In his podcast he discusses the parallels he has found between these two seemingly very different roles.

Ella’s journey with the RNLI began at 17 when she started the training to become the youngest certified helm on an inshore Atlantic lifeboat at the age of 18.

Ella’s experiences at Chiswick lifeboat station have equipped her with skills that have taken her far beyond the Thames, including helming ribs in the Antarctic. She will also be talking about how the valuable skills she has gained from her work as a full-time paramedic in the London Ambulance service have helped the RNLI.

200 Voices promises to offer an insider’s look at the stories of those who dedicate themselves to the RNLI’s mission. Each episode will introduce new voices and stories, providing a glimpse into the world of life-saving at sea. The RNLI hope listeners will tune in daily.

The podcast will be available on the various podcast platforms, or you can visit RNLI.org/200Voices.