Our Fundraisers will be out in force today for our Flag Day. Please pop some spare change into their collection bucket if you spot them in various places around the town.
Whilst that's going on the lifeboat crew will be setting up at PAG (Prince Albert Gardens, near the pier) for the live music, bar, BBQ and hog roast.
Tonight we have Jim Etherington playing from about 6pm to 8.30pm and Headland playing from 9pm to 11pm. Both are really excellent and we'd urge you to come and see them play. Make sure you're hungry so you can sample the freshly cooked food we'll have on offer too.
Our judges have now been to look at all the shop and business window displays around Swanage. There have been some excellent entries again this year and we are delighted to announce that the winner for the second year running is Kaffee und Kuchen.
Second place is Eclectic Abode
Third place is Bloom Florists
Thanks to all who took part we really appreciate your support.
If you fancy being one of the last few people to have a VIP tour of our lifeboats and boathouse then why not come to our VIP evening on Weds 13 Aug at 7pm? Tickets are £10 and include cheese and wine at the end of the evening. If you'd like some tickets phone the lifeboat station on 01929 423237.
You'll get a tour on board our all weather lifeboat, a talk about the station, its history and the future and an insight into crew training and what is involved in being a volunteer crew member. The evening is aimed at interested adults.
Lifeboat Week 2014 has got off to a great start. The golf competition was really well supported with lots of teams entering. That event alone has raised in excess of £3000. Thanks to all who entered and took part.
The lifeboat station will be open tomorrow from 10am to 4pm if you'd like to have a look at our lifeboats. If you'd like to have a look aboard our all weather lifeboat why not buy a ticket to our vip night on Wednesday. You'll get a personal tour from one of our crew and cheese and wine at the end of the evening.
The Rain or Shine Theatre Company are back for Lifeboat Week 2014. This year they are performing 'Treasure Island' in the amphitheatre at Prince Albert Gardens.
When their ship is stranded at sea on a windless day, Captain Jim Hawkins and his loyal crew while away the time telling old sailors’ tales. And Captain Jim’s tale is always the most popular...
With a host of wild characters and events, from Billy Bones to the threatening Blind Pew and the ‘Black Spot’, the pirate’s mutiny on the Hispaniola to the marooned Ben Gunn and the fight at the stockade on the isle where Captain Flint’s treasure is buried, Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story is brought to theatrical life by Rain or Shine in this new adaptation by James Reynard.
This tale of buccaneers, greed, courage, betrayal and pieces of eight has both humour and brutality. An adaptation which is very much an adult production which can also be enjoyed by children.
If you haven't seen the events list in the local press then you can download one [ HERE ]. You can also pick up a printed copy from the Lifeboat Shop in The Square, the Lifeboat Station, Swanage Tourist Information and our exhibition at Durlston Castle.
If you'd like to enter a team in the build-a-boat competition or the raft race then please give the lifeboat station a call on 01929 423237.
With only 8 days to go to the start of Lifeboat Week 2014 we're still looking for a few more generous local businesses to sponsor a barrel of beer for our bar. By sponsoring a barrel it means that even more of the money we raise can go towards our appeal for our new lifeboat station. In return we'll give you an A3 poster behind our bar and a receipt to keep your accountant happy!
If you'd like to contribute then please phone the lifeboat station on 01929 423237.
You can pick one up from our shop in the square or from the lifeboat station. Display them in your car/van/house/shop and help promote our fundraising week. Why not tweet us a pic of your sticker in place, we're @swanagelifeboat
A full list of events will be available soon, we're just waiting confirmation of a couple of things.