The Quay, 5pm
Join crew, launchers and station volunteers along with local residents and supporters on Wells Quay for the 59hth annual lifeboat service. Both lifeboats launch and run up to the quayside for a short service with hymns and readings. The lifeboats are joined by a flotilla of local small boats which anchor in the channel to take part and Fakenham Town Band provides the music.
The Boathouse, 12noon - 4pm
Our annual Lifeboat Station Open Day will be on 16th August this year, with open house at the boathouse providing an opportunity to meet the crew and see the boats, along with other stalls and entertainments.
For the first time, we're combining our open day with our usual evening lifeboat service at the quay so if you enjoy your afternoon, please wander down the quay around 6pm to join the crew, both boats, visitors and residents and usually a collection of small visiting and resident boats in a short service and dedication.
Planning permission has been granted for a new lifeboat station at Wells to house our forthcoming Shannon-class all weather lifeboat but legal work relating to the new site has taken longer than expected and we are now hoping that building work will be able to start in Spring 2020. This will take around 18 months to complete so our new Shannon-class lifeboat should then come into service late in 2021.
Funding for the new lifeboat was raised in part with a station appeal for £250,000 in 2014-15 and also by the Civil Service charity The Lifeboat Fund with its 150th Anniversary Appeal. We are hugely grateful to everyone who has donated, fund-raised, helped and supported us both locally and 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. Read more about the station appeal
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