The Guild

Did you know that the cost of running the Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station and the two lifeboats approaches £200,000 a year? In 2012 the Aldeburgh Lifeboat Guild raised over £100,000 towards these costs.  By pledging a minimum of £5 per person per annum to become a Guild member you can help maintain this crucial financial support for the future.

President – Patrick Nicholls

Chairman -Veda Crane

Secretary – Viv Holt

Treasurer – Ian Cox



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Veda Crane  Chairman –



If you would like to become a member please fill out the membership application and send it to our ~Membership Secretary Veda Crane  at

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If you would like to get involved and volunteer at any of our may events click on the button below for more information.

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For ways of how to help through donations please click on the button below



For more information about the history of the Guild click on the button below.

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Our annual Street Fair was once again a great success.  It was a lovely day and it was well patronised.

All the usual stalls were there and we raised the impressive sum of £3,535 in aid of the Aldeburgh Lifeboats.

Many thanks to all you helped us at this popular event.

Veda Crane, Chairman


RNLI  Awards Ceremony

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Veda Crane, Chair of the Aldeburgh & District Lifeboat Guild, and Rosemary Trigg, Retail Manager of the Lifeboat Shop, received a Silver Badge and Bronze Badge respectively,  in recognition of their services to the RNLI.  Ian Cox, Treasurer, was also awarded a Silver Badge but unfortunately could not attend the ceremony owing to a previous engagement.


These were presented at a ceremony in the Hurlingham Club, London, on Monday, 7th July 2014.




The above concert performed by the Halesworth Festival Voices was a great success.

The singing was superb and everyone who attended agreed that it was a very enjoyable evening.

The choir raised £452 for the Aldeburgh Lifeboats, which is a fantastic figure.

Many thanks from The Aldeburgh & District Lifeboat Guild to Halesworth Festival Voices for their very welcome support.


The Easter Ball Sweep and Mixed Foursomes held at the Aldeburgh Golf Club was a great success.

The net combined sum raised was £623 – an excellent result!

The Guild’s thanks go to the ladies who gave up their time to sell raffle tickets over the Easter weekend.

Also, our grateful thanks to the Captain and Lady Captain of the Aldeburgh Golf Club, who are never failing in their support of our Lifeboats.




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Next Exercise
ALB 'Freddie Cooper' and ILB 'Christine' will launch on exercise on Tuesday 17th February 2015 at 6.00 pm. This launch is subject to change.
Guild Events
Annual General Meeting 2015 will be held on 30th of March 18.45 for 19.00 start at the Community Centre Aldeburgh. Guest Speaker will be: Charles Hunter-Pease, OBE and Chairman of the RNLI
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Steven Saint.
Coxswain of the Aldeburgh Lifeboat.

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