Keen swimmer Giles joins the Lyme Regis lifeboat crew

New crew member Giles Bristow (right) with lifeboat operations manager Nick Marks

A LONG-distance swimmer, who has moved from West London to be near the sea with his wife and twin daughters, has become the newest member of the volunteer crew of Lyme Regis lifeboat.

Giles Bristow, 46, director of programmes for a charity promoting climate solutions, has joined the RNLI as shore crew but has ambitions to join the sea-going volunteers after completing his training.

Giles, who swims up to 10k and takes advantage of the waters off Lyme Regis most mornings, said: “I have long wanted to join a lifeboat crew and can’t believe my luck finding a vacancy in Lyme after moving from London.

“I am delighted to join the RNLI where the values are in line with my own, that we save all lives at sea without discrimination or judgement.”

Giles, who was born in Africa, was an environmental lawyer in the city for ten years before joining the Ashden charity, part of the Sainsbury Charitable Trust.

He moved to Uplyme with wife Holly and twin daughters Eden and Jocelyn, aged 9, in April.

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