Swanage RNLI

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The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Saving lives off the Dorset coast from Swanage since 1875.

25 October 2021

We are sad to report that our long standing President and lifelong RNLI supporter Gloria Marsh passed away this weekend.

Our thoughts are with Gloria’s family and friends.

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10 July 2021

No Full Lifeboat Week in 2021

Although restrictions are lifting, we will not be running our full lifeboat week. We will have a presence in the town in the week with our flag day on Friday 20th August, our ever popular Golf Day is already fully subscribed, and we hope to arrange some station open days later in the summer. Our activities on Prince Albert Gardens including the live music, lifeboat bar and BBQ will not be going ahead.

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13 March 2021

'Phyl & Jack' is back from her refit

Our inshore lifeboat is back! RNLI transport safely delivered ‘Phyl & Jack’ (D-752) back to us yesterday following her 3 yearly refit. She’s been thoroughly checked over, a few bits and pieces replaced, her engine tested and now she’s ready to serve us for the next 3 years.

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09 February 2021

'Phyl & Jack' goes off for refit

Our hard working inshore lifeboat D-752 ‘Phyl & Jack’ has been taken away for refit today.

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11 August 2020

Our shop in The Square re-opens Weds 12th August 2020

After a long break were are delighted to be able to announce that our shop in The Square, Swanage, will be open again from Weds 12th August at 10am.

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21 May 2020

RNLI and HM Coastguard launch beach safety campaign urging parents to protect their families and save lives at the coast this summer.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Her Majesty’s (HM) Coastguard today (Thursday 21 May) launch a new beach safety campaign, urging parents to protect their families by following key safety advice to save lives this summer.

Following the recent easing of nationwide lockdown restrictions in England and with children still off school, many more people are expected to visit the coast to exercise and take part in water-based activities. Last weekend alone, Coastguard rescue teams were called out 194 times in the UK to incidents including; inflatables drifting offshore, crashed jet skis, people injured while out walking or cycling along the coast, paddleboarders, kayakers, windsurfers and kite surfers in difficulty and people cut off by the tide.

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17 February 2020

We're currently recruiting for 4 non-seagoing roles. Could you volunteer to be part of our lifesaving team?

We’re currently recruiting for 4 non-seagoing roles. Could you volunteer to be part of our lifesaving team?

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15 November 2019

Dorset based artist produces Christmas card to support Swanage RNLI

We’re really grateful to Hannah Calver for providing the image for our Christmas card again this year. Hannah grew up in Dorset and now lives here again. With strong ties to her family in Swanage she is inspired by scenes of the Purbeck coast and nautical life in general. Her bold, simple and colorful designs distill her world into fun and narrative pieces.

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10 October 2019

£1000 donation from Swanage Fish Festival

Towards the end of this year’s lifeboat week we were delighted to hear that Swanage Fish Festival wanted to present us with a cheque for £1000. Each year they raise a tremendous amount of money for local charities and we are extremely grateful that we were one of their chose charities again.

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10 September 2019

RNLI Swanage to feature in new series of popular TV documentary

The volunteer lifeboat crew of Swanage RNLI will be taking to the small screen on Tuesday 17th September as they feature in the fourth episode of the BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea.

Now in its fourth season, the documentary series, which showcases the lifesaving work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), will be aired on BBC Two on Tuesdays at 8pm, as well as being available on the BBC iPlayer following broadcast. The new 10-part series features real rescues carried out by the charity’s volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards around the UK and Ireland – including Swanage RNLI.

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