Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Dates confirmed for Lifeboat Week 2016 as 12-21 August

The team behind that runs lifeboat week had their washup meeting last night and have agreed the dates for lifeboat week 2016 as 12-21 August.
We're looking at a couple of new events for next year, we'll keep you posted!

Friday, 21 August 2015

5k fun run 2015 results

Here are the results from this year's 5K 'Lighthouse loop' fun run.

Many thanks to all who took part.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Lifeboat week 2015 = done! Thanks for your support

Lifeboat week 2015 is done! Thanks to everyone who organised, attended, volunteered, sponsored, donated, ate, drank, sang and danced. We couldn't do it without you.

Thanks to all those who attended our annual service on the pier, such a lovely evening and a great end to the week.
We look forward to seeing you next year, 12-21 August 2016.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Tomorrow is our flag day street collection + Live Music in the evening

Friday 14th August our fundraisers will be out in Swanage for our annual flag day street collection. If you see them please stop and pop your spare change in their collection box. If you're really lucky you might even catch a glimpse of the RNLI's mascot, 'Stormy Stan'.
Stormy will be out with his collection bucket too sometime in the afternoon.

Then don't forget its live music, bar and BBQ at Prince Albert Gardens by the entrance to the pier 6pm - 11pm.

We have live music from Jim Etherington and The Reptiles.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Gig rowing race postponed due to weather forecast

Sadly Swanage Sea Rowing Club have had to postpone the race that they hold on our behalf each year in Lifeboat Week. Unfortunately the weather forecast indicates that conditions in Swanage Bay won't be appropriate for racing.

They're hoping to run the race in a couple of weekends time instead.

At this point in time the sailing race is going to go ahead but we'll find out for certain tomorrow.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Duck race 2015 = done! Here are the results

Thanks to everyone who came and bought ducks today. We sold somewhere in the region of 1800 ducks and there was a great crowd at the start and finish. All the prizes have been claimed but here are the results anyway.

1st prize of £100 (Sponsored by Gee Whites) = Duck F30
2nd prize of £50 (Sponsored by Brook Tea Rooms) = Duck N431
3rd prize of £25 (Sponsored by The Mowlem Restaurant) = Duck F244
Lifeboat week continues and our next event is the outdoor theatre production of 'The Tempest' tomorrow (Monday 10 August) at 19:00 in Prince Albert Gardens. Tickets are available from The Lifeboat Shop in The Square or book online at http://ticketweb.slbw.org.uk.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Duck race - Sun 9 August 2015

Thanks to all who have taken part in Lifeboat week events so far. Sunday the 9th August is the day for our annual duck race.
Ducks are only £1 and can be bought from our stall at the Post Office 09:00 to 14:55, from the seafront 09:30 to 14:30 and from our mobile sellers in the town.

The race starts from the Conservative Club at 15:00 and the winning ducks will appear 5 or 6 minutes later between The Mowlem theatre and Brook Tea rooms.

The prizes are as follows:

1st prize = £100 (sponsored by Gee Whites)
2nd prize = £50 (sponsored by Brook Tea rooms)
3rd prize = £25 (sponsored by The Mowlem Restaurant)

We'll post the winning numbers here as quickly as we can tomorrow.

Thanks to all our sponsors whose generosity means all our takings go directly to funding our lifesaving service.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Lifeboat week 2015 starts tomorrow!

And so it begins!
Good luck to all those taking part in the golf competition tomorrow.

There's still time to download an events list from [ H E R E ] so you won't miss anything. We look forward to seeing you at some (or all) the events. We'll be sharing photos on Facebook and Twitter so make sure you share your photos with us too.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Bake off details - Adults & Juniors

Leaflets for our bake off on Sat 8th August are now available from Corbens Estate agents and the Lifeboat Shop in The Square, Swanage.

You can also download them from here:

Adults: www.swanagelifeboat.org.uk/lbweek/downloads/BO_Adult.pdf


Under 14s: www.swanagelifeboat.org.uk/lbweek/downloads/BO_U14.pdf

Best of luck!

Friday, 24 July 2015

Could you sponsor a barrel of beer for Lifeboat Week?

With only 2 weeks to go to the start of Lifeboat Week 2015 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 running the lifeboats here at Swanage. 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.

Thank you!

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

2015 events list

Our events list for Lifeboat Week 2015 is now available for download.
You can download a copy from here: www.swanagelifeboat.org.uk/lbweek/downloads/events.pdf

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

2015 window stickers

Good news! The 2015 car window stickers have arrived.
Pick one up from the Lifeboat Shop and Corbens Estate Agents then display it in your car, van, bus, train, taxi, plane, flat, house, shop and help us spread the word.

Our events list should be online in the next few weeks all being well.