Burnham Overy Staithe
Subject to any operational requirements, our inshore lifeboat will be at Burnham Overy harbour on the morning of 25 June for the 2016 Norfolk Superhero Challenge. Last year, competitors, organisers and supporters of this stunning quadrathlon event raised £57,000 for Wells RNLI towards the cost of our forthcoming new Shannon lifeboat for which we are hugely grateful.
This year, the Superheroes will be completing four consecutive events... a 1 mile tidal swim, a 4 mile kayak course around the creeks, a 45 mile cycle ride and an 8 mile coastal run... to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Please support the event if you can or come along and cheer the competitors on.
For more information, see the event's website.
Norfolk Superhero challenge
The Boathouse, 12noon - 5pm
Open house at the boathouse once again for our annual Lifeboat Station Open Day, providing an opportunity to meet the crew and see the boats, along with other stalls and entertainments.
The Quay, 6pm
Join crew, launchers and station volunteers along with local residents and supporters on Wells Quay for the 56th 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.
Please note: this date is subject to confirmation. Please check back nearer the time for updated information.
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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