Wells resident and swimmer Alan Jackson, age 75, is swimming the English channel as part of a 5 man team of over 70 swimmers. Alan hopes to raise £500 towards the new Wells lifeboat and you can read more or sponsor him on his JustGiving page.
The swim is scheduled to take place around the 18th August depending on tides and weather.
Sponsor Alan Jackson to swim the channel
Weston Park Golf Club, Weston Longville, 10.30
Charity Golf Day at Weston Park with all funds raised going towards the new Shannon Lifeboat for Wells. Coffee on arrival from 10.30 then 18 holes Texas Scramble with a 12.00 shotgun start followed by a 2 course meal and coffee. Price £34 per person with teams of up to 4.
Closing date for entry forms: 20th August 2014.
If you'd like to sponsor a hole or donate a raffle prize, please contact the lifeboat press officer John Mitchell on 07831 103166.
Download an entry form
Whin Hill Cider, Stearman's Yard, Wells
Local cider maker Whin Hill Cider has decided to produce a special edition cider in aid of our Shannon Lifeboat Appeal. The cider apples for this, all grown locally in the firm's own orchard, will be pressed at a family-friendly event on 21st September using the firm's vintage hand-press. All are welcome to come along to lend a helping hand or just watch the proceedings.
The special edition Shannon cider will be ready for bottling in March 2015 and every bottle sold will raise £5 towards the appeal. Advanced orders will be taken on 21st if you want to be sure you don't miss out.
Whin Hill Cider
Wells resident and swimming coach Alan Jackson is swimming the English channel from Dover to Calais now estimated on 23rd August in aid of our Shannon lifeboat appeal. Alan will be 75 soon and is part of a 5-man over 70s relay team that will be the oldest to take on this gruelling challenge. You can support this amazing and brave effort on sponsor forms in the town or at on-line at justgiving. Good luck Alan from all at Wells lifeboat!
Come to one of our popular open evenings on Wednesday nights throughout the school summer holidays. We're open from 6.30pm to around 9.30pm and the evening usually includes a talk and a chance to step on-board the all-weather lifeboat to look at her equipment. Children also get the chance to climb into the inshore lifeboat and dress up in crew kit.
Sign your team up for our RNLI Charity Golf Day at Weston Park near Norwich which promises to be a fabulous day with refreshments beforehand, an 18 hole match and a 2 course meal to follow. Entry forms (available on our events page) must be in by 20th. The organisers would also be delighted to hear from anyone who'd like to sponsor a hole or provide a raffle prize for this prestigious and entertaining fixture on Norfolk's sporting calendar.
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