F1 Boss unveils new E Class at Chiswick station
He may have a made a name for himself in Formula 1, but Ross
Brawn has shown his enthusiasm for the RNLI over the last couple of years by
raising money for the Thames based stations. After being approached by the
RNLI, he set up the Brawn challenge, a scheme where large companies donate
money to the RNLI.
On Thursday 27 September, Brawn Challenge, a new 9m 840hp E class RIB was officially named,
despite being in service since the Thames Jubilee Pageant on 3 June.
Brawn told MBM, “When I tell my friends out side of the UK
about the RNLI and how it is a charity with no government funding, they are
taken back. The RNLI has only one ambition, and that is to save lives.”
The four Thames-based stations are the busiest in the UK,
with the crews from Tower, Chiswick, Gravesend and Teddington being called out
3818 times in the last five years.
Read the full exclusive interview with Ross Brawn in the
December issue of MBM.