A hand putting money into an RNLI Lifeboats fundraising bucket

Sherborne and District Fundraising Branch

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

Contact us

Name: Mr Chris Copeland

Role: Chairman

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07786 907672

Additional contact

Name: Mrs Sue Kerr

Role: Branch Secretary

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07545 806983

Branch information

We are a small inland branch which seeks to raise funds in support of the RNLI.  We cover Sherborne and all the surrounding villages and hamlets of DT9, in total 32.

We are an active branch with a number of fundraising events over the course of a year. We collect during MayDay week in the town of Sherborne. We assist with the running of the annual Minterne House Spring Fair which takes place in May. In addition, we arrange Fish Suppers, convivial evenings during which donations are raised for the RNLI. Throughout the year the Chairman organises for any intrepid soul who might wish to, to take part in a ‘Three Fall Challenge’ which involves jumping out of an aeroplane, strapped to an instructor, with Chris alongside, whilst also raising money for the RNLI!


We hold an AGM and three Branch Committee Meetings per year which are held at the Chairman or another Committee Member’s house.

Events around Sherborne and District Fundraising Branch