The Wells-next-the-Sea Lifeboat Guild
The Wells-next-the-Sea Ladies Lifeboat Guild was formed in the spring of 1969 to raise
funds locally for the RNLI and Wells Station in particular. In the autumn of 1996 it was decided to
expand the membership by inviting men to join and, therefore, "ladies" was dropped from the title.
The Guild is very active, with over 40 members. It aims to have at least 12 to 15
fund-raising events each year (see events listing). When planning the events,
the members try to have as much variety as possible so as to cater for different tastes.
The sale of R.N.L.I. souvenirs, which are available at the Guild’s events and open
evenings at the boathouse, is a good fundraiser. Souvenirs, Christmas cards and calendars are, of
course, very popular and would-be customers are advised to purchase early before stocks run out.
Open evenings are held at the Wells Lifeboat House on Wednesdays during the
school summer holidays and the souvenir shop is open on these occasions. For mail order from the
RNLI directly, you can visit the RNLI's on-line shop
or call 08706 001824.
The Guild welcomes new members. If you are interested, please can contact the Chairman,
Mrs.Jean Court, on (01328) 710381 or the Hon. Secretary, Miss Barbara Banfield, on (01328) 710341.