Aldeburgh and District RNLI Guild Present Lifeboat Golf Day

12th May 2018

Aldeburgh and District RNLI Guild Presents


ALDEBURGH LIFEBOAT GOLF DAY


Thorpeness Golf Club

Monday 25th June 2018

Entry: £50 /person, £200 / team of four

Includes Coffee/Bacon Roll, 18 holes of golf and two course supper

Format: four ball Stableford

Entry forms here / or sponsorship information contact:
Alistair Lumpkin on 07850 791539 or email to ali.lumpkin@btinternet.com

Aldeburgh Lifeboat plans to make a splash with an Art Auction to help save lives at sea .

20th March 2018

People are invited to Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station on 8th April at 10:30am to watch the Freddie Cooper Lifeboat go out on an exercise. After the exercise everyone is invited into the Boathouse for an Art Auction kindly supported by The George Farnham Gallery, Saxmundham, where donated pieces will be auctioned off to raise money for Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station.

Organised with support from The George Farnham Gallery, the event will see artwork that has been donated from Leigh Hammett, Simon Turner, James Oses, The George Farnham Gallery (work by Polly Williams), Suzanne Campbell and 100% of the money raised will go to Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station.

Charles Walker, Lifeboat Operations Manager said: ‘RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland are willing to drop everything to go and save lives at sea when their pagers beep. We rely on the generosity of the public to help us continue our lifesaving service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.’

Ben Long, Fundraising Manager said: ‘I would like to thank The George Farnham Gallery for supporting this event through donating artwork from incredibly talented artists! All the money raised from the event will go directly to Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station, without the support from people like Gary, Michael and George the dog (after whom the gallery is named) from the Gallery we wouldn’t be able to continue educating people about the dangers of water and saving lives at sea.

Michael Light, (co-owner of) The George Farnham Gallery said: ‘After hearing the terrible news about the break in at Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station we wanted to help to raise funds towards the work of the RNLI at Aldeburgh – and we would like to thank the artists who have donated their work and hope that many of you will come and support this event and help it to raise as much money as possible on the day’

We are looking for new volunteers to join our team here in Aldeburgh.

20th March 2018

COULD YOU VOLUNTEER FOR THE RNLI AND HELP SAVE LIVES AT SEA?

We are looking for new volunteers to join our team here in Aldeburgh. Come and meet us on Saturday 24th March (10am-3pm) RNLI Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station, Crag Path, Aldeburgh IP15 5BP
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea

Local Pub, Sibton White Horse’s, Generous Donation to RNLI Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station

19th Jan 2018

Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station Guild Chair, received a very generous cheque, of £2000, from Neil, the landlord of a local pub, the Sibton White Horse.

The money was raised through their Monday night quizzes and the photos show the cheque being handed over and Neil receiving a letter of thanks from the RNLI. As the RNLI is a charity, it relies on the generosity of the public, such as those at the Sibton White Horse, to continue to save lives at sea.

Aldeburgh RNLI thanks community after Break-In

05 Jan 2018

Aldeburgh RNLI thanks community after ‘overwhelming’ response to break-in

Take a read of our response after an 'overwhelming' level of support from the community in this weeks edition of East Anglian Daily Times Read Here

Aldeburgh RNLI thanks community after Break-In

20 Dec 2017

Aldeburgh RNLI’s festive spirit put to the test following lifeboat station break-in

Volunteers at Aldeburgh RNLI have had their festive spirits put to the test after thieves broke into the charity’s lifeboat station.

The incident occurred in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 20 December) when intruders broke through a window and gained entry to the station.

Once inside, they smashed up furniture and stole various funds, including the volunteer crew members’ tea and coffee kitty. They also ransacked the building leaving the station with a considerable clean-up operation and repair bill.

RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager, Charlie Walker said: ‘It was heart-breaking to discover that our lifeboat station had been broken into and I can’t possibly comprehend why anyone would want to target our lifesaving service.

‘The thieves have committed a mindless act of vandalism by breaking our office furniture and they’ve caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to the building too.

‘The break-in has been a real kick in the teeth to our volunteer crew but they won’t let it dampen their festive spirits. They’ll be on-call throughout Christmas, ready to drop everything and save lives at sea.’

Aldeburgh RNLI was also targeted by vandals earlier in the year when the lifeboat station window was smashed resulting in a substantial repair bill.

Charlie added: ‘The RNLI is a charity and all our equipment is paid for through public donations. It is exasperating that we will now have to rely on the generosity of our supporters to fix the damage to the site and to increase the security measures we already have in place.’

Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity or has knowledge of the incident should contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting crime reference 37/80533/17 or CAD reference 72 of 20 December 2017.

OUR PLANNED EXERCISES

  • Sunday 8 July - Seafarers Service, Fairfield Centre Aldeburgh, 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 11th July at 09:00
  • Wednesday 25 July - ALB and ILB joint exercise with Coastguards 6.15pm launch
  • Saturday 11 August - Southwold Open Day ALB joint exercise, morning launch
  • Saturday 20 August - Aldeburgh Carnival ILB and ALB, morning launch
  • Sunday 26 August - Beach Service, 3.00pm