Strandfontein celebrates Sea Rescue’s 50th anniversary

In celebration of Sea Rescue’s 50th Anniversary, our Station 16 Strandfontein Rescue base hosted a two day Open Day this weekend. Many friends and family of crew and past crew as well as donors and supporters  visited the station to show support.  Special memories of their rescue base in the founding years put together in a video was played for all supporters to enjoy and learn about the rich history of the Station.   Strandfontein rescue base was established in 1970 so have reached nearly 47 years of saving lives.

Guests were welcome to a base tour and enjoyed some light refreshments while meeting the crew.

Mr & Mrs Himey Steyn with Clint Abrahams (Deputy Station Commander)

 

Remembering Abraham Poole ( founding Station Commander of Strandfontein)

Left: Vaughn Seconds (Station Commander) honours Mrs Poole, Abraham Poole’ s wife (founder Station Commander)

Future crew

The all weather horse riders popped in as well.

All images supplied by Sam Rorwana Photography.

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One Response to “Strandfontein celebrates Sea Rescue’s 50th anniversary”

  1. Vaughn Seconds
    22. May, 2017 at 16:09 #

    Wow what an awesome weekend we had spending time with crew of old,ex statcoms,deputies,friends ,family and of course the community.Wife of founder statcom AB Poole and her family graced us with their presence in celebrating 50 years of nsri and a walk through history of stn 16.Furthermore the Nucking Futs motorcycle group surprised us with a R10 000 00 donation as we found ourselves beneficiaries as this years charity of choice.A huge thank you.

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