THE RNLI’s nominator said it would be wonderful for the team to win again.
Guernsey’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution has been nominated for the Cherry Godfrey-sponsored Emergency Hero award, having won the category last year.
Their nominator, Pauline Bisson, said that with only one member of the crew employed by RNLI, these selfless members of the community go to sea purely to help others.
‘All the crew have their day jobs. They just stop whatever they are doing whether it is day or night, good weather or very bad – they all do this service to help whoever needs it.
‘No one feels any worries, they do it to help on every occasion that they are needed,’ she said.
The Guernsey Lifeboat station is one of only four in the Channel Islands and has been in operation for more than 200 years.
The first lifeboat station was established in St Sampson’s in 1803 and was taken over by the RNLI in 1861.
It was moved to its current St Peter Port base in 1881.
The crew have received several awards for gallantry over the years.
The charity has had a number of lifeboats over the years and the current vessel is the Severn class Spirit of Guernsey.
Records indicate that over the years, Guernsey Lifeboats have set out more than 1,330 times and saved nearly 600 lives.