It is with great sadness to announce the sudden death of Richard Newman, one of Aldeburgh Lifeboat’s DLA’s. He had been with Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station for many years, was a keen sailor and an avid amateur archaeologist. He will be greatly missed by all.
A service of celebration of his life will take place at Aldeburgh Parish Church on Friday 31st October at 11am.
This year’s street fair will take place outside the Lifeboat Station, on Crag Path, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. A variety of stalls will be there, including tombola, cake stall, second books, face painting and may others. Everyone is welcome to come along and support the RNLI. If it is raining it will be held in the Lifeboat Station.
Paul Rosher, one of the All-Weather Lifeboat crew, completed the IronMan UK recently, achieving a finish time of 14hrs and 15mins. This included a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a full Marathon (26.2 miles). This was an amazing achievement and he also raised money for charity.
This Saturday, 9th August, Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station will be holding it’s successful Open Day. Come and meet the crew, look at the equipment they use, then watch a demonstration launch. This will occur between 10am and 1.30pm, with the launch at 2pm. As the boat will be on active service, the launch may be subject to change.
A cheque for £500 will be handed over to RNLI Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station at 10.30 on 8th July, the opening day for the new Tesco in Aldeburgh.
Local independent wine shop, Russell & Newnes will be handing over a cheque for £750, following the sale of red and white wine which had a label painted by local artist Kirstie Blackbenz. Bryan Newnes very generously donated 10% of all sales to RNLI Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station and will be presenting the cheque to the Coxswain at 12pm on Saturday 21st June.,
There will be a re dedication service of the ‘Freddie Cooper’, at Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station on Saturday 31st May 2014, to celebrate 20 years of service. Past and present crew will be attending the ceremony.
James Cable (Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station Mechanic) and his partner are pleased to announce the birth of their son Jack Ross Cable, born on Friday 26th November. All crew and volunteers send their congratulations to the family.
The Coxswain and crew at Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station urgently require any old towels, that can be donated to help keep both boats in their usual pristine condition. If anyone can help, please can the towels be dropped into either the RNLI shop or into the station. Many thanks.