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.
The Boathouse, 6.30pm
The first of our popular Summer open evenings where you're warmly invited to come along to the boathouse to meet the crew and see the boats. There's usually a short talk about the station followed by a chance for visitors to ask crew and station volunteers any questions they have and an opportunity for some of the children to dress up in full RNLI kit. After this, you can go aboard the all-weather and inshore lifeboats and be shown through their equipment.
These events are very popular so you may have to queue for a short while or you may prefer to come a little later in the evening.
Souvenirs will be on sale.
Buttlands and around the town, 3pm
The town's famous traditional carnival parade starts from the Buttlands at 3pm, on a day packed with activities from late morning onwards and ending late with live entertainment and music. Watch out in the parade for our RNLI Guild float, with guild and crew members and their families and a special guest appearance by the RNLI's Stormy Stan.
Please join us for our annual lifeboat service at Wells quayside this Sunday at 6pm. Both lifeboats will launch and come up to the quay to join local small vessels, residents, supporters and visitors for a short service with hymns and readings, ably supported as always by Fakenham Town Band. A collection for the RNLI will be taken.
Look out for our RNLI Wells Guild and crew float in the Wells Carnival Parade around the town from 3pm on Saturday 6th August... the RNLI's Stormy Stan will also be joining in with the fun. Guild members will also be around the town at other events during Wells' fantastic Carnival week, including running our tombola at the fete on Sunday 31st July on the football field and selling souvenirs on the Buttlands on Tuesday 2nd August.
If you'd like to have a closer look at the lifeboats and meet the crew, come along to our open evening at the lifeboat station at 6.30pm on Wednesday 3rd August (we're open every Wednesday night through August). Finally, our annual lifeboat service, with both boats running up to the Quayside, is on Sunday 31st July this year (at the start rather than end of Carnival week) and all would be welcome to come and join in.
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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