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Summer Events

Several events have been planned though out the summer, so we hope you can come and join us :-

6th August – there will be an Open Day between 10am to 4pm for everyone to come and meet the crew and view the boats.

15th August – both boats will be launching at Aldeburgh Carnival at 11am.

27th August – RNLI Street Fair, 10am – 1pm at the Lifeboat Station.

Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station to get a new boat

library image of Shannon class lifeboat

RNLI Headquarters have announced that Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station will be getting a Shannon to replace the current boat, a Mersey, to the delight of the Coxswain, Steve Saint and all the volunteers.  Please find the link below for the full press release.



Successful MayDay Event

A tremendous day was had by all, including some very wet feet and George, the station dog, had to be coned off in the car park as it became too much..!!  A grand total of £1646.68 was raised to go to the charity – a big ‘thank you’ to Chris who organised all the events. Also to all the crew, volunteers, shopkeepers and public who made the week so successful.

May Day Fundraising Events – April 30th

Various events have been organised, in Aldeburgh, on Saturday 30th April to help raise essential funds for the RNLI.  RNLI stations around the UK organise events during the MAYDAY fundraising week (26th April – 2nd May), which is also used to raise the awareness of its importance to the charity.  These events are being held between 10am and 4pm, so come along and help support your local RNLI station :-

  1. Charity Car Wash at Saxmundham Road Co-Op.
  2. Cake Bake Sale, Virtual Balloon Race and other events at the IceCreamery on Aldeburgh High Street.
  3. Visit the Gazebo’s at the Co-Op on Aldeburgh High Street and Saxmundham Road.

Service to JITNIE – 16th March 2016

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RNLBs FREDDIE COOPER & CHRISTINE were launched by Humber Coastguard to Belgian motor Cruiser JITNIE aground on Orfordness after the Aldeburgh Coastguard team had found the JITNIE when investigating a report of red flares to the South of Aldeburgh. The JITNIE was towed to the mouth of the River Ore and the CHRISTINE took over the tow to Orford Quay. The sole crew on the JITNIE was unharmed but the JITNIE sustained damaged to her rudder.

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We would like to thank HM Coastguard Aldeburgh and Ann Marie Jacobs for the use of their photgraphs.


‘The Broadside Boys’ Fundraising Event

The Broadside Boys

The Broadside Boys

On Thursday 14th April, Suffolk Folk band The Broadside Boys release their 2nd Studio Album “Plenty more fish in the sea” with a launch event at the RNLI Lifeboat Station in Aldeburgh. The album comprises of 12 self penned tracks, all with a coastal theme and documents the geography and history of the Eastern shoreline.

The RNLI station on the town’s Crag Path, plays host to the event which runs throughout the afternoon from 1 to 5pm for public attendance, followed by a live performance of their album in the evening to a limited audience of press and specially invited guests.

Could you volunteer for the RNLI?


Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station is recruiting volunteers now!

Shop volunteers, Shop Co-ordinator, Fundraisers, Lifeboat Crew,
Shore Crew and other roles…

What’s in it for you?
First Class training and development, guidance & support.
Learning new skills & gaining valuable experience.
Meeting new people in your community.
Knowing that you have contributed to saving life at sea.

Please call the station on 01728 452552 or email uk

or call in and see us

A new Lifeboat Operations Manager

Charles Walker has been appointed as Lifeboat Operations Manager. He took up the post in January on the retirement of Simon Reid. Simon has become Chairman of the Branch.

Charles became a member of the Shore Crew in 1972 and has served as Deputy Head Launcher before becoming Lifeboat Operations Manager. He was also a Coastguard Rescue Officer and Station Officer of HM Coastguard Aldeburgh  from 1972 to 2012.

Charles is also Serjeant-At-Mace, Keeper of the Robes & Town Crier for Aldeburgh.cjw1 (368 x 440)Town Crier1

Aldeburgh Guild Member Wins Gold


From left: Veda Crane, Steven Saint, Sandra Saint

Aldeburgh & District Lifeboat Guild is proud to announce that Mrs. Sandra Saint has been awarded a Gold Badge by the Council of the RNLI.

A Gold Badge is awarded for a significant level of dedication, commitment and length of service.  This award is a long-awaited recognition of Sandra’s tireless and willing commitment within the sphere of her voluntary work for the RNLI.

The Aldeburgh Lifeboats are a major feature of Sandra’s life.  She has been a Committee member of the Guild for 40 years.  Her late husband, Nigel, was the Mechanic of the Aldeburgh Lifeboats for 33 years.  Her son, Steven, is currently the Coxswain and has served the RNLI for 27 years, a combined total of 100 years of service to the RNLI by the Saint family.  A most remarkable achievement.

Congratulations Sandra!

Next Exercise
Lifeboat exercise on Sunday 25th September at 9am. These launches are subject to change.
Guild Events
Steven Saint Coxswain

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