Fundraising at the heart of the RNLI
‘No one has ever become poor from giving. ’ Anne Frank
Over £2,200 has been raised for the RNLI
Posted Saturday 28 March 2020 11:01 am
Over £2,200 has been raised for the RNLI in memory of a retired seafarer who loved his life at sea.
Keith Wrightson died in a tragic road accident while walking home after attending a football game in Scarborough on 4 January.
Keith was in the merchant navy throughout his working life and retired as a captain a few years ago.
"He always supported anything to do with the RNLI," says Keith's wife Gill. "We used to buy our Christmas cards at the Scarborough RNLI shop. The charity was close to his heart".
A collection at the funeral raised £670 and a generous lifeboat supporter made a donation of £210 for an unworn pair of Keith's boots. These two sums were donated to Scarborough RNLI. A JustGiving page raised £1,322.17 for the national RNLI.
Gill and her family said they were deeply grateful to everyone who had contributed.
Andy Volans, Scarborough RNLI's lifeboat operations manager, said: "This is a wonderful donation supporting something that Keith held dear to his heart. The station sends our thanks and best wishes to Keith's family in this sad and troubled time. We hope we can thank Mrs Wrightson in person when normal times return".
Tesco donation of £25,000
Posted Thursday 27 February 2020 06:30 pm
Tesco presents cheque to Scarborough RNLITesco has donated £25,000 to Scarborough RNLI.
Each time a customer shopped at a Tesco store during the chain's centenary year in 2019, they were offered a token at the checkout. They used the token to vote for one of the charities profiled in store foyers.
Token programme manager Amanda Scrimgeour, Tesco Scarborough team manager Christopher Windsor and staff from Tesco stores in Hull and Driffield visited the lifeboat station to present a cheque. Mr Windsor took his children, Nathan and Jessica.
They are pictured with RNLI personnel Will Watts, Michael Cowper, Mark Jenkinson, Eve Lee, Lee Marton, Phil Chittenden, Colin Woodhead, Andy Volans and Dave Grieves.
Photo by Kay Jackson
Storm Dennis Fails To Dampen Lifeboat Fundraisers
Posted Sunday 16 February 2020 11:09 am
Considering the inclement weather, Scarborough RNLI was delighted to have raised at least £975* at Love Your Lifeboat, at the lifeboathouse yesterday.
The proceeds are still being totted up so the final tally should exceed a grand.
"We had people come from afar just to see our station which shows the hard work behind the scenes really paid off", said one of the organisers, Tabz Nixon.
A constant stream of visitors were shown around the station including both lifeboats and children posed for photos with RNLI mascot Stormy Stan.
* This figure will be updated
(Photo by John Margetts)
Ladies guild coffee morning - Tuesday 24th March 10.30 CANCELLED
Posted Tuesday 04 February 2020 09:52 am
Scarborough Ladies Lifeboat Guild fundraiser with coxswain Lee Marton and other crew members.
At Park Manor Hotel, Northstead Manor Drive 10.30-12.00
Scarborough to Blackpool run raises incredible £6930
Posted Monday 03 February 2020 03:42 pm
Blackpool RNLI receive cheque from Scarborough colleaguesScarborough RNLI's cross-country relay run in the summer raised £6,930.
A dozen personnel took it in turns to run 145 miles to Blackpool lifeboat station. Accompanied by three support vehicles, they each ran about 10 miles, with some doing up to 30. It took 22 hours, seven fewer than they thought it would take.
The proceeds of an earlier fundraiser by Blackpool RNLI were shared with Scarborough RNLI who reciprocated by donating £3,000 from the relay run to Blackpool.
Blackpool RNLI's lifeboat operations manager, Keith Horrocks, said: "We're really grateful to our fellow RNLI volunteers from Scarborough lifeboat station. Their fundraising effort in the summer was incredible and will benefit the communities of both Scarborough and Blackpool. We're really thrilled that they have chosen to donate £3,000 of the money they raised towards our D-class appeal".
The £52,000 appeal was launched with an RNLI fish supper in October. To donate, visit
Perfect Storm - winter 2019 appeal
Posted Saturday 21 December 2019 09:16 am
Donate here (RNLI national site)
'More people than ever need our help, at Christmas and every other day of the year,' says Steve King, Helm at Tower Lifeboat Station on the River Thames. 'People are still drowning so we need to invest more in training crews, upgrading equipment and improving lifeboats. But we're a charity, and our income has gone down.'
Whether they save lives at sea or on rivers and lakes, crew members like Steve are facing a Perfect Storm. While the demand on our services has grown, our income has gone down due to the economic climate and a drop in money received from supporters' Wills. Volunteers around the UK and Ireland are waiting for updated equipment and facilities. Your Christmas donation today will help provide everything they need ' you could help save the next life.
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Posted Saturday 16 November 2019 10:26 am
For every bag of coffee sold, Nick Hartley of Baytown Coffee in Whitby is donating £1 to Scarborough RNLI. He is also giving the crew a bag of coffee a month. The lifeboat team are also grateful to Stephen Hallam of Dickinson Morris of Melton Mowbray, who supplied pork pies fed to the team on their recent cross-country run from Scarborough to Blackpool.
Posted Monday 21 October 2019 07:46 pm
Scarborough RNLI's cross-country relay team returned to base this afternoon after running 145 miles from their lifeboathouse to Blackpool's.
A dozen crew members completed the run inside 24 hours, five less than they thought it would take.
On their return, they were greeted by colleagues who also showed visitors around the lifeboathouse.
Posted Saturday 19 October 2019 08:59 am
Made it in under 24 hours!
Posted Saturday 19 October 2019 08:47 am
Pictures and videos to follow.