Ustreme documentary boosts Caister Lifeboat fund

Ustreme’s moving documentary about the heroic Caister Lifeboat crew has helped to raise a further £1,000 towards a new vessel, which it is hoped will be named after a much-loved nurse. 

The independent Caister Lifeboat team volunteer to save lives at sea on the east coast of Norfolk and beyond. A new £1.6m vessel is now under construction to allow the crew to continue their incredible work.

The donor that raises the highest amount gets to name their new vessel and it has become the mission of Caister Lifeboat’s former coxswain Dick Thurlow and his family to name the new vessel after his late wife, Annette.

Ustreme founder Jim Davidson, who is patron of the organisation, has spent years supporting the charity and has allowed crew members to tour with him over the past year to help raise funds for the cause at his gigs.

Jim also hosted a special charity gala concert alongside friend Bobby Davro at Great Yarmouth’s Britannia Pier last month, which raised more than £10,000 for the cause.

A new documentary, called For The Love Of A Woman, was filmed for Ustreme, showing behind-the-scenes footage of the show, interviews with the Caister Lifeboat team and the new boat under construction on the Isle of Wight.

The documentary was initially shown exclusively on Ustreme – but has since been made public on YouTube to help boost funds. A further £1,000 has been raised towards the fundraising campaign in the first week of the film being shown.

Mr Thurlow’s wife Annette had been desperate to donate her organs in death to save others but complications meant medical professionals were unable to fulfil her dying wish. Her loved ones hope that by naming the boat after her, her legacy will live on and she’ll be able to save lives in another way.

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