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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68-year old Wells resident and regular RNLI supporter Jill Scillitoe will doing a sky dive from Beccles airfield on 15 May to raise funds for the Wells Shannon Lifeboat appeal. After some persuasion, her son Kieron (age 44) will also be jumping.
Jill and Kieron are hoping to raise £2000 by braving something which is a long way from their comfort zone to add to money they've already raised to help bring a new lifeboat to Wells.Support Jill and Kieron's jump at JustGiving
A group of local artists is working on a project to brighten up the town's quay by painting a large mural on the hoardings in front of the undeveloped land left over from the 2005 fire.
Working with the landowner's permission, generous donations of materials from local businesses and assisted by members of the Wells lifeboat crew, the painting will depict a Wells beach scene including a picture of a Shannon lifeboat to celebrate the planned arrival of the town's new lifeboat in two year's time.
Jewsons in Fakenham kindly donated new boards for the hoardings as painting the mural in situ would be difficult. These were transported to Wells by crew member Ross Fulford and prepared by crew member Kevin Parr and his brother Stephen Parr, who run KSP Specialist Decorators in Wells.
It is hoped that this community project will be completed in time for an Easter holiday unveiling. For more information or if you'd like to get involved directly or help with materials, please contact Peter Rainsford, Wells RNLI chairman, on 01328 711463.Click here for latest pictures from the project
We've already a busy diary for 2015 with the station's usual open days and events along with others to help raise money towards our new Shannon-class lifeboat. Already scheduled are further Talk of Wells evenings at the Globe inn, a Mexican evening at Binham village hall in March, a series of bike rides with Cycle Sportives UK and the incredible Norfolk Superhero challenge which will be raising funds for the appeal in June.
For more details, keep an eye on our events page.
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