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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The Blakeney Old Wild Rovers presented Wells RNLI with a cheque for £4000 at a lively social evening at Wells Sailing Club this weekend. The shanty group has raised the money over the course of the last year at its gigs and through CD sales. The funds will go towards the cost of a new boathouse and launch and recovery equipment for the station's forthcoming new Shannon class lifeboat.
The cheque was presented by Brin Siller of the Old Wild Rovers to Deputy Second Coxswains Mark Frary and Martin Emerson, Mark's partner Charlotte Jordan and Martin's wife Amy Emerson.
The Old Wild Rovers raise money for a nominated charity every year and over 16 years have now raised in exceess of £190,000 for charities including the EDP Flood and We Care appeals, the King's Lynn Hospice and the air ambulance. This donation joins over £250,000 raised in 2014 and 2015 in a local appeal towards the cost of the new lifeboat and additional donations and fundraising towards the overall cost of the project.
An additional £190 was raised on the night from Jill and Peter Scillitoe who provided the catering and donated the evening's takings.
We'd like to thank the Old Wild Rovers and everyone for their continued support.
Find a spot on Wells quayside on Sunday 12 June to see Newfoundland rescue dogs in action. Our inshore lifeboat will also be attending if available. The display is free and always good fun and we're grateful to the dogs and their owners for coming down putting it on each year. There will be a collection for Wells RNLI and any contribution would be appreciated. Start time will be around 12:30am.
After 17 months fund-raising, we reached our target to raise £250,000 towards a new Shannon-class lifeboat for Wells and the North Norfolk coast.
We are hugely grateful to everyone who has donated, fund-raised, helped and supported us both locally and from right across the UK and even further afield. Your contribution is appreciated and will help to save lives and keep our volunteeer crews safe in the years to come.
And here's just some of the people and events that helped to make it happen... thank you page
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