Lymington RNLI Lifeboat
Lymington RNLI Shop re-opens 14th April
The volunteers at the RNLI Lymington Lifeboat shop (down at the back of the main slipway close to the sailing clubs and beside Lymington Lifeboat) have asked us to let you know the shop is OPEN again!
The shop will be open Wednesday - Sunday 12.00 until 16.00 and they will be open Bank Holidays.
So do take a stroll down and around our lovely Lymington waterfront and call in at the RNLI shop too!
Lymington RNLI 10k run and Children's fun run.
After last year’s Run had to be cancelled, we were all hoping that this year we would be able to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our 10K Run, which takes place in the beautiful coastal location of Lymington.
There is clear evidence that a healthy body helps create and maintain a healthy mind. We could all do with some of that about now sadly we cannot yet guarantee a COVID secure event, so we have decided to do a ‘virtual’ event. We sincerely hope this will encourage people to get out (or on a treadmill) and do some exercise and support our Lymington Lifeboat at the same time.
Our sponsors and supporters have generously supported us again. For those over 18 years old at the time of running their 10K, we have had some amazing prizes donated. We have come up with a new exciting ribbon for the medals this year to mark this (hopefully) ‘one-off’ event. There will also be a prize for the greatest sponsorship money raised.
We have a separate Children’s Fun Run with our annual event, so we have tried to encompass this as well, and there are various options for children below.
We hope you are up for the challenge and find our virtual event motivating and as exciting as all the volunteer Crew at Lymington do. This event has been organised, as always, by the Lymington Lifeboat volunteers and all proceeds will go to the Lymington Lifeboat Station, so be assured that whilst you are benefiting from exercise you are also donating to a very worthy charitable cause.
Events for nearly all ages in any safe location between 09:00 on the 7th May 2021 and 18:00 on 9th May 2021
Our supporters have very kindly donated fifteen fabulous prizes. As this is not a race, all names who register, pay and upload a finishing time for the 10k will be uploaded into our randomiser software and fourteen names will be drawn at random.
For our sponsorship competition download a sponsorship form or go to www.justgiving.com for the chance to win an additional prize! Our long term supporter Up & Running, in Southampton have donated a pair of running trainers for the individual raising the highest sponsorship amount (excluding gift aid)
Start Date: 09.00 am Friday 7th May 2021
End Date: 18.00 pm Sunday 9th May 2021
No entry limit on runners
Prizes winners will be picked at random
Last date for entries – midday May 6th 2021
Click on the link to enter. https://www.frsystems.co.uk/virtual-lymington-10k
10 of our crew members are acutally running the 10k for the station. If you would like to support the station please sponsor the crew on the below link.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the charity that saves lives at sea. When engines fail, when storms hit fishing fleets, when curious teens get cut off by the tide, RNLI crew members are ready to jump in a lifeboat and bring people to safety. RNLI crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,400 lives since the RNLI was formed in 1824. They are seperate from the coastguard and independent of the goverment.
Volunteers provide a 24 hour search and rescue service in the UK and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifegaurds on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood resue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding put lives at risk.
More people than ever need help from the RNLI, too many are still drowning, and lifeboat crews are busier than ever before. Pledge your charity support and you can help them weather the storm. You can help them reach everyone safely and in time by helping to provide everything they need to save lives, including vital training, lifeboat stations that are fit for purpose, protective kit, reliable equipment and the fastest lifeboats. These things may be costly, but they're not as costly as a family losing a loved one to drowning.
There are many ways in which you can help the RNLI. Whether you volunteer, give money, shop with the RNLI or raise awareness, you can be sure that however you choose to provide charity support, you will make a lifesaving difference. Not only to the people we rescue and their loved ones, but to the crew and their families too.