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

Click Here to Download The Membership Application Form



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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Open Day

Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station is holding its annual OPEN DAY on Saturday, 25th July 201

Everyone is invited to come along, look around the lifeboats, enjoy a fantastic barbecue provided by our local butcher, Salter & King, and watch the Lifeboats being launched at 2pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the Lifeboat Station from 10am.


Aldeburgh & District Lifeboat Guild

The 53rd AGM of the Guild took place in the Community Centre on Monday 30th March.  It was very well attended by over 70 people.  Charles Hunter-Pease, OBE, Chairman of the RNLI presented two awards – a Gold Badge to Felicity Richardson and a Silver Statuette to Andrew Harris.  They have both been associated with the Aldeburgh Lifeboats for over 25 years and the awards were in recognition of their dedication and commitment to the RNLI.

Congratulations to you both from the Crew and the Guild!

Veda Crane


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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.





To older Guild news

Next Exercise

The next Lifeboat exercise is on:-

Monday 21st August 2017 at 11am.

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


Treasure chest prize for the winners plus medals

Steven Saint Coxswain

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Weather feed provided by Slaughden Sailing Club
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