The Quay, 11.30am*
An opportunity to see these popular and remarkable rescue dogs in action at the quayside in Wells next-the Sea on Sunday 9th June. The event is free to watch (just turn up and bag a good spot) but a bucket collection for the RNLI will be taken during the display. The inshore lifeboat will also come down to the quayside if available.
Our thanks, as always, to the dogs and their owners for coming down and putting on a show.
*Please note that the start time can vary a bit on the day depending on dogs and tide so it's best to arrive a bit early and find somewhere with a good view.
Wells Maltings, Staithe Street
Celebrating our 150th year as an RNLI lifeboat station, a free exhibition of paintings, photographs and memorabilia will be open daily at the Maltings art centre on Staithe Street. It will include work local to Wells and to the wider RNLI along with a section on volunteering for the RNLI today.
Wells Maltings, Staithe Street, 7pm
As part of our 150th anniversary celebrations, we will be presenting video footage of real life RNLI rescues from the popular 'Saving lives at sea' television series. Some of our current crew members will be present to answer questions and discuss their work. Tickets priced £5 from the Maltings.
We're delighted to announce that we've managed to obtain some brand new RNLI Wells flag lapel badges. These are genuine metal RNLI Lifeboats flag pin-badges with the legend Wells-next-the-Sea.
The badges are available at the boathouse (when open) for a minimum donation of £3. Alternatively, please send a self-addressed envelope ready-stamped with 79p postage and a cheque for £3 payable to "Wells RNLI" to Pin Badges, RNLI Wells Lifeboat Station, Beach Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1DR and we'll pop one in the post to you.
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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