Wells-next-the-Sea RNLI Lifeboat Station houses an all-weather lifeboat and an inshore lifeboat to save lives and assist with emergencies around Wells and off the North Norfolk coast. Manned by volunteer crews, the boats are ready to launch within minutes, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. This website will tell you more about the station and give you a taste of what we do and the traditions of the lifeboat service.
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RNLI fund raisers Iron Man (John Figiel), Batman (Lee Jones) and Spiderman (Paul Greensides) are set to take part in the 2015 Great North Run... but to get to the start line they are taking on the incredible challenge of running over 400 miles in 18 days from Norfolk to Newcastle, visiting 15 east coast lifeboat stations on the way!
This 'marathon of marathons' starts on Thursday 27th August at 10am from Great Yarmouth & Gorleston lifeboat station and should, if all goes to plan, pass through Wells on the coast path and down the beach bank on Saturday, with a leg from Sheringham to Burnham Deepdale.
To find out more, please see their Facebook page... www.facebook.com/greatsuperherorun
The team has already raised over £10,000 for the RNLI. Please look out and give them a cheer as they pass if you can or add to their fabulous fundraising with a donation at the link below.
And good luck guys from all of us here at Wells RNLI...Support Spidey and his pals...
Great-grandmother Jill Scillitoe and her son Kieron presented a cheque for over £5500 to the crew of Wells lifeboat at a presentation luncheon on Sunday.
Jill and Kieron made their parachute jump on 15 May at Beccles Airfield in aid of the Wells Shannon Lifeboat Appeal. Normally Jill prefers less demanding hobbies like gardening, reading and knitting but she was undeterred and raised £5,561.88. She said, "It was fantastic, people have been so generous. I couldn’t have raised this amount by just falling out of a plane without the support of Wells people. It shows just how much they value the lifeboat." She and Kieron put on the presentation luncheon at Wells Sailing Club as a way of saying 'thank you' to all the people who have generously supported their efforts... and to the crew for giving them a good reason to do a skydive.
RNLI Chief Executive Paul Boissier said: "I think Jill was incredibly brave and I can't thank her and Kieron enough for being willing to jump out of an aeroplane to raise money for the RNLI. It's only through the dedication and support of people like Jill that our charity is able to fund the lifesaving work of our volunteer lifeboat crews. I'd like to offer my thanks to all those people who have helped raise money for a new lifeboat at Wells-next-the-Sea."
As usual, we're holding open evenings at the boathouse on Wednesday nights throughout the school summer holidays from 6.30pm to around 9pm. There'a chance to learn a bit about the station's history and how we operate and to meet the crew and to step aboard the all-weather lifeboard. Children usually also get a chance to try on some of our kit and to get a close up look at our inshore lifeboat.
We're holding our popular Charity Golf Day at Weston Park again this year on 27 August, with funds being raised towards the new Shannon class Lifeboat for Wells. Team entries are invited and we'd also like to hear from anyone who wants to sponsor a hole or donate a raffle prize... for more information or to download a poster or entry form, see our event listing.
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