Boathouse, 11am - 3pm
We're looking for new volunteers to help at Wells Lifeboat Station... from boat and shore crew to fund-raisers and specific roles such as a Deputy Press Officer and Deputy Launching Authorities. Suitable training given so if you're interested and have the time, please come down to the boathouse to find out more, meet some of the team and have a chat. No need to book but you're welcome to contact us beforehand to let us know you're coming or ask any questions.
Congregational Hall, 10am - 1pm
Be well prepared for Christmas with the guild's annual fair including cakes, preserves, RNLI souvenirs, tombola, teas and coffee and, of course, RNLI christmas cards. Please note that this event is at the Congregational Church Hall on Clubbs Lane and not at the Maltings on Staithe Street as in previous years.
The Boathouse, 6.30pm
Join us at the Boathouse on Sunday 15 December for a Christmas Carol Service, with Fakenham Town Band and Wells Churches Together.
We're looking for new volunteers to join us and are holding a volunteer recruitment day on 19th October at the lifeboat station at the end of Beach road from 11am-3pm. We need new crew members to man the boats or work on-shore to launch and recover them, as well as Deputy Launching Authorities to approve and oversee launches, a deputy press officer, a community safety officer and fund-raisers. If you think you can help and would like to join in, please come down and have a chat and see what we're about. We'd be pleased to hear from you if you're planning to come or have any questions (call 01328 710230 or e-mail email@example.com) and have limited free parking at the Beach Rd car park if arranged in advance.
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 September 2019. 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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