Peter has just turned 24 and since he was 14 he has been a member of Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade, the busiest volunteer coastal rescue team on the east coast. Peter has assisted with cliff rescues, searches for missing people, and shore-based support for rescues at sea amongst other events within our community. He is the youngest ever Captain of the Brigade, and also serves as press officer and assistant secretary. Peter gives up an enormous amount of time to the Brigade and never thinks twice about answering call-outs in the middle of the night or in horrendous weather conditions. He is brilliant at dealing with members of the public, in rescue situations and at public events and safety talks, and is well-liked and respected within the Brigade. He fully deserves to be recognised for this, and carrying the torch is something I know he would be very proud to do.