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New Addition To The Crew

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.

Any Old Towels?

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.

Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station August Events 2013

Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station will be taking part in the following public and fundraising events :-

10th August – Open Day, with the lifeboats launching at 2.30pm (subject to change).

11th August – Church Service on the beach at 3.00pm.

19th August –  Aldeburgh Carnival, with the lifeboats launching at 11.00 am.

24th August – Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station Street Fair.

Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station LOM has new beach role

Simon Reid

Simon Reid, Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station’s LOM has taken part in Benjamin Britten’s opera, ‘Peter Grimes’.  He had a non speaking part, playing the doctor. This took place on Aldeburgh beach, near the lifeboat station, with spectacular props being built.

An Unusual Visitor to Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station

We had an unusual visitor to the Lifeboat Station last week – a swan!  It was obviously interested in the Lifeboat in the ‘shed,’

Swan visits RNLI Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station

Swan visits RNLI Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station

but then became more interested in being fed and watered..!

Sarah Outen – Training at Aldeburgh

SARAH OUTEN - Photo: Nigel Millard

SARAH OUTEN – Photo: Nigel Millard

Aldeburgh RNLI are pleased to be associated with British adventurer Sarah Outen who is currently part way through a major expedition – a bid to loop the planet using human power, rowing, cycling and kayaking her way from London out and around back to London.

After her first attempt to row solo across the North Pacific from Japan to Canada was aborted in June 2012 after a run in with typhoon Mawar, Sarah is getting ready to relaunch her journey in March. She will be spending a few day’s training in and around Aldeburgh from 7th January with her boat ‘Happy Socks’
For more info on Sarah and to follow her London2London expedition see:

www.sarahouten.com  Twitter: @SarahOuten

In Memorium


It is with great sadness to report the sudden death of Jimmy Robinson, Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station DLA, on Wednesday 7th November.  He had been a great part of the Lifeboat community for more than 16 years and will be greatly missed by all the Lifeboat crew and the town of Aldeburgh. 

There will be a memorial service, celebrating his life, on Thursday 15th November 2012 at 12.00 in Aldeburgh Parish Church



AYC Donation to Aldeburgh Lifeboats

Aldeburgh Lifeboat station are delighted to receive a cheque for £1,850 which was presented by Aldeburgh Yacht Club Committee Member, Patrick Hill, to Steven Saint, the Coxswain, at the Lifeboat Station on Wednesday, 22nd August. AYC held a very successful Charity Dinner and Auction last month, when, in addition to the RNLI, funds were raised for the Wolverstone Project and East Anglia Sailing Trust.

Also in the picture is Rufus Gilday, Chairman of the Aldeburgh & District Lifeboat Guild and “George”.

Otley College Raise £1000 for Aldeburgh Lifeboats

Every year for the last 16 years Kathryn Crossland, Student Welfare Co-ordinator at Otley College, has run a refreshment marquee at the Suffolk Show, raising money for local charities. This year she chose the Aldeburgh Lifeboats and in spite of the cancellation of the second day, due to bad weather, she and her team raised the magnificent sum of £1000. Kathryn is pictured here presenting the cheque to the Coxswain, Steven Saint, at the Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station on 4th July 2012.

The Station and Guild wish to express their grateful thanks for this generous donation. It should be added that because the Show was held on only one day this year, Otley College have indicated that Aldeburgh Lifeboats will be their chosen charity next year.

Next Exercise
ALB 'Freddie Cooper' and ILB 'Christine' will launch on exercise on Tuesday 15th April 2014 at 6.30pm. This launch is subject to change.
Guild Events
More about our summer events including Flag Day and Street Fair coming soon.
Steven Saint Coxswain

Steven Saint.
Coxswain of the Aldeburgh Lifeboat.

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