The 50001 Youth Training Trust, is a Lowestoft based charity founded in 2014. Originally called the Thames Class Lifeboat Trust, the trust owns the historic Lowestoft built ex RNLI Thames class lifeboat “Rotary Service” (50-001) and aims to preserve and operate her as a youth training vessel.
The trust is built upon a core group of dedicated volunteers of all ages and from varying different backgrounds, but each with a passion for education, the maritime sector and the preservation of maritime heritage.
Working alongside other voluntary organisations and/or directly with the end user, the trust aims to offer the chance for young & disadvantaged individuals to come on board as a volunteer crew member, or to undertake short training courses carried out by qualified instructors. Thus empowering them with the qualifications and experience to potentially follow a career in the maritime sector.