Since January 2014, the station has been recording a quarterly podcast to keep those who support them updated about the work they do and the rescues they carry out.
Over two episodes (April and July) the voices of David Jason and Teresa Gallagher, who star as Uncle Skipper and Pip in the Channel 5 animation series Pip Ahoy!, will be heard alongside the regular crew telling the story of Littlestone lifeboat station and the volunteers who give up their time to save lives at sea.
The podcast is available via the station Facebook page. The first of two special episodes launched on Easter Saturday and sees Pip collected from Salty Cove by RNLI Helmsman John Ruffhead and brought to Littlestone-On-Sea to meet the crew.
Cosgrove Hall, who make the Pip Ahoy! series, say they’re delighted to work with RNLI Littlestone.
Jenny Johnstone, commercial director, CHF Entertainment, said: “We are delighted to be invited to participate in the RNLI’s podcasts this year. We feel that the Pip Ahoy! characters, storylines and sea side setting complement the charity’s activities to deliver essential beach and sea safety education to children. One of our key mission’s is to use the popularity of the show to support relevant causes and we look forward to working with RNLI Littlestone on future events.”