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Announcement

It is with deep regret to announce the recent death of former Lifeboat Guild Treasurer, Adam Turnbull.

Luke and Alex’s ride for the RNLI

 

Luke and Alex have decided to take part in the 120 mile cycle ride from London Fields to Dunwich to raise money for the RNLI, a charity very close to their hearts, as they are both Aldeburgh Lifeboat crew.

What is the Dunwich Dynamo? It is a 120 mile bike ride from London Fields to Dunwich, starting on Saturday 8th July at 8pm, until they reach Dunwich on the Sunday.  However, as they are doing the 120 miles, they thought they might as well finish it off and get back to Aldeburgh! So in total a distance of approximately 132 miles.

Why are they raising money for a charity they give up their time for? Luke and Alex both said ‘The RNLI is such an amazing charity and it is a pleasure to volunteer for them. They give us first class amazing training to help them save lives at sea, but we wanted to give back more than just our time’.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lukeandalex4rnli

Littlehampton RNLI Fundraising Cycle Ride

                 

Littlehampton Lifeboat Station carried out a fundraising event by cycling from Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station to Littlehampton.  A couple of the cycling team are pictured above, the first starting at Aldeburgh, with 2 very tired cyclists at Littlehampton in the second.  They have raised over £3000 for the RNLI!

 

Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station gets new Inshore Lifeboat

Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station will receive a new D Class Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) on Wednesday 3rd May, which will arrive at approximately 1-2pm.  This will replace the current ILB, ‘Christine’.  The new ILB is numbered D808 and will go into service soon after arrival.  There will be an official naming ceremony on Saturday 10th June and the ILB will be called ‘Susan Scott’.

Former Coxswain Lee Firman awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours List

Lee Firman started volunteering with the charity 21 years ago at Aldeburgh.  Lee, now aged 39, has been a volunteer Coxswain and crew member at Aldeburgh. Lee, who lives in Chester, has also spent time at Angle and St Ives Lifeboat Stations in his role as Fleet Staff coxswain and is currently working as a Divisional Operations Manager for the RNLI.

RNLB Freddie Cooper returns from refit on 21st December 2016

 

Freddie Cooper in the boat lift at Levington Marina having arrived by road from Poole.

Margaret Jean 12-21 and Freddie Cooper 12-34 were moored alongside each other and equipment was transferred to Freddie Cooper

Waiting for the cox’n to finish the paperwork

Freddie Cooper leaving Levington Marina

Freddie Cooper arriving home at Aldeburgh

FREDDIE COOPER AT POOLE

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RNLB ‘Freddie Cooper’ at the Maintenance Facility at RNLI Headquarters in Poole undergoing a refit. The RNLI has a purpose built unit for building and maintaining Lifeboats and Hovercraft.

Photograph courtesy of Neil Rush

Change in Shop Hours at Aldeburgh

ALDEBURGH LIFEBOAT GIFT SHOP WILL NOW CLOSE AT 3.30 PM INSTEAD OF 4.30 PM

 

Aldeburgh Lifeboat ‘Freddie Cooper’ Goes for Refit

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Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station’s All Weather Lifeboat, the Freddie Cooper, is heading down to Poole for a refit.  Some of the crew went down to Ramsgate, earlier in the week, as the station will have a relief lifeboat, another Mersey called Margaret Jean. The crew brought the relief boat to Aldeburgh from Ramsgate on Tuesday 11th October, arriving at the beach at approximately 1pm.  Crew then sailed the Freddie Cooper down to Levington Marina on Thursday 13th October, where she was lifted out and then driven down to Poole by road.  The refit is expected to take about 2 months.

Next Exercise

The next Lifeboat exercises are on:-

Tuesday 11th April 2017 at 6.30 pm

Sunday 30th April at 9.00 am

Sunday 14th May at 9.00 am

Tuesday 30th May at 6.30 pm

These launches are subject to change.

ILB exercises - every Sunday at 9.30am and Thursday 6.30pm, subject to weather and operational requirements

Guild Events

2017 Aldeburgh Annual Treasure Hunt

2pm Saturday 27th May

Start and finish at the Railway Inn, Aldeburgh

£5 per head (£2 for under 16's) - picture puzzles, clues and route map supplied

Light snack available at finish

Raffle

Treasure chest prize for the winners plus medals

Steven Saint Coxswain

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