3pm - 4pm
The new RNLI boathouse in Wells will be opening in June ahead of the arrival of new Shannon class lifeboat RNLB Duke of Edinburgh. We're looking for new volunteers to join the team at RNLI Wells to help us deliver an excellent visitor experience, manning the new shop and showing the public and visiting groups around the station. We will be running a special recruitment day on Saturday 26 March from 3-5pm at Wells Sailing Club where you can come and find out more. Members of the RNLI team will be on hand to explain what is involved, what support will be given and what you can expect from the role. These are important and challenging positions which we've not really had in Wells before so it's a chance for the right people to make a real difference If you would like to register your interest in attending this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org but all are welcome just to come along on the day The positions we're looking for are Volunteer Shop Manager, Shop Volunteers, Volunteer Lifeboat Visits Officer and Volunteer Lifeboat Visits Team Members. Hours are flexible but you will need to be able to provide a minimum of four hours per week For full details on the roles and how to apply, please visit the main RNLI website below...
Full details and application forms
Congregational Hall, Clubbs Lane, 10am - 1pm
We're delighted to welcome back the Wells RNLI Guild May Fair after a two year absence!
The fair on Monday 2nd May at the Congregational Hall on Clubbs Lane between 10am and 1pm. Attractions include plant stall, cake stall, tombola, raffle, children's books, bric-a-brac and of course tea, coffee and refreshments and in particular Clotted Cream Teas.
Hope to see you there!
Please note that we do not yet have dates for our new Shannon lifeboat coming to Wells or details of public events marking its arrival which is due to be sometime in the Autumn. We will publicise the dates and events when we have them!
The RNLI is building a new lifeboat station at Wells ready for a new Shannon-class lifeboat be delivered to the town later this year. See boathouse build pages for the latest progress on construction work.
The new boathouse will take around 18 months to complete and is expected to be finished in June 2022.
It will house our inshore lifeboat and the forthcoming Shannon-class lifeboat which is currently being built at the RNLI's All-Weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole. The new boat, no. 13-46, will be named 'Duke of Edinburgh' and is expected to arrive in Wells in the Autumn.
The new lifeboat was funded 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 further afield.
Public access to RNLI stations is permitted again so we are delighted to be able to welcome vistors to the station once more but we remain keen to protect our crews and ensure the lifeboats can be manned if needed while the virus is still in circulation. Casual visitors can pop in when the station is manned but please contact us in advance for groups or organised visits and please leave it for another day if you or someone you have recently been in close contact with has Covid symptoms or a positive test.
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