LIFE-SAVING charity Ryde Inshore Rescue has made an urgent appeal for crew and fundraisers.
The independent Isle of Wight rescue organisation was recently the victim of vandalism
, which has put its two lifeboats out of action.
Islanders have stepped up to raise money
for the group and they hope to have the boats back in the water in three to four weeks.
But they have also appealed for people to get involved in the long-term future of Ryde Inshore Rescue.
Secretary Karen Fisher said: "We are always seeking to strengthen the unit by recruiting new members.
"There are numerous opportunities within Ryde Inshore Rescue to learn new skills, develop your potential and play an important role in the community.
"But we need the right people. If you have ambition, commitment and enthusiasm we would be delighted to meet you.
"If you are considering applying to become a crew member, you must be able to spare at least one evening a week and on average, at least one half day each weekend, to be able to meet the demands of the training and duty watches."
For more information or an application form telephone 564564 or call into the station on a Sunday afternoon or Monday evening.