A hand putting money into an RNLI Lifeboats fundraising bucket

Christchurch and Bournemouth Fundraising Branch

Our team of community fundraising volunteers in and around Christchurch and Bournemouth devote their time to raising vital funds for the RNLI.

Contact us

Name: David Richmond-Coggan

Role: Chairman

Email: david_richmondcoggan@hotmail.com

Telephone: 07836 686335


Name: Karen Essery

Role: Secretary

Email: karen.essery@gmail.com 

Branch information

The Christchurch and Bournemouth Branch are a motivated group of volunteers who are working hard to raise funds for the RNLI, and in particular the training and equipping of the Lifeguards on the Christchurch and Bournemouth beaches during these summer months. Whether it is through a donation, sponsorship or helping to promote our work through your friends, family, contacts, business or premises, we would love to have your support. 

Our dedicated volunteers raise funds from collecting boxes, flag days and other collections, and by attending local events where we also sell RNLI Souvenirs.

We have branch members who give talks to local groups and organisations to raise awareness of the lifesaving work of the RNLI, as well as visiting schools and youth groups to help children and young people stay safe by water.

We are a very welcoming branch and believe that enjoying ourselves is an important part of raising funds to save lives at sea,so come and join our crew.

We are looking for a Souvenir Secretary to order and store stock, record and bank sales income and complete relevant financial records and the annual stock take. Please see the full vacancy details.

To be able to raise more funds we need more supporters.  If you or anyone you know would like to contribute, please do get in touch.  We will welcome any volunteers who can give some time, however little, to help us raise much needed funds. We will never ask you to give more that want to. If you have any ideas that you think could help us raise these funds, we would love to hear from you. 

We also need supporters who can help us with promoting our messages on social media to help us raise awareness of our branch and its activities, and supporters who can help us at local events we attend where we raise funds, sell souvenirs and spread the word about the RNLI.

If you would like to join a motivated and enthusiastic group who are making a difference, while you enhance your CV or gain the satisfaction of giving back, do come and join us.

Monthly coffee mornings at Christchurch Sailing Club - contact us for details.

Ad hoc social activities for active branch supporters - contact us for details.

Our branch will be attending the following events: 

Christchurch Flag Day
Saturday 18 September 2021 at 10am – 4pm           
Come and meet us under the Mayor's Parlour by Saxon Square where we will be selling souvenirs.  We will have collectors out and about in Christchurch throughout the day.

Events around Christchurch and Bournemouth Fundraising Branch