Swanage Lifeboat Week raises £26,000 for the RNLI
After an enforced break, Swanage Lifeboat Week was back for 2022. Despite not having run for a couple of years, we were delighted to have so many people attend the events during our week.
Volunteer Swanage lifeboat Coxswain, Dave Turnbull said ‘It has been a strange few years, so it was great to be able to have our main fundraising event back on. We were not sure what an appetite there would be, but we planned for our traditional busy week, and we were not disappointed. All our events were well attended, and bar some torrential rain for the Lighthouse Loop fun run, the weather was good allowing all our outdoor events to go ahead.
The week requires the help from all our volunteers which includes the crew, fundraisers, boathouse, education, sea safety and shop volunteers. There is a huge amount of organisation required throughout the year and for the week itself, we set up the home of Swanage Lifeboat Week at Prince Albert Gardens which requires a big team to set up the popular bar and barbeque. I am very grateful for all their ongoing commitment, especially for lifeboat week that is particularly demanding of everyone’s time. We have had a summer with a number of long callouts, the longest being just over 10 hours, but the volunteers often clock up even more hours than this each day of lifeboat week!’
Our next Swanage Lifeboat Week is 11 to 20 August 2023.
Notes to Editors
- Photograph of Swanage Lifeboat Week at Prince Albert Gardens - Credit Jamie Trumper
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