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Charity Bike Ride Raises Vital Funds for Scarborough Lifeboat

Posted Monday 24 August 2020 11:40 am

Charity The Leeds Arms in Scarborough and the Marauding Riders complete charity bike ride in aid of Scarborough Lifeboat and Motoneurons Disease.

The Marauding Riders cycled the 50 miles from Acaster Malbis to Scarborough lifeboat station raising £725.50 in aid of the RNLI.

The crew of Scarborough Lifeboat Station would like to personally thank all involved for their incredible efforts and for raising vital funds allowing us to continue to save lives at sea.

'These funds will go towards our continued effort in keeping people safe from the dangers of the sea. Donations help pay for lifesaving equipment, training, the day to day running of the station and much more. It's charitable donations like this that keep the RNLI doing what it does best - saving lives at sea', said Coxswain, Lee Marton.

Our volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service in the UK and Ireland, and our seasonal lifeguards look after people on busy beaches.

RNLI crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives since 1824 but we're more than a rescue service. We influence, supervise, and educate people too. Our Community Safety teams explain the risks and share safety knowledge with anyone going out to sea or to the coast. And our international teams work with like-minded organisations to help tackle drowning in communities at risk all around the world.

Online shop free postage offer ends soon

Posted Monday 20 July 2020 05:51 pm

Don't forget folks, you have until 31 July to place your postage-free order with the RNLI's online shop.
No minimum spend and there is a great choice of gifts, clothing, household and garden items, as well as greetings and Christmas cards, diaries and calendars.
To receive free postage all you have to do is quote 'Scarborough' in the discount box when paying.
Don't miss out on this offer, as you will be contributing to Scarborough's total of shop-generated sales. We currently stand at number six in the charts of shops who are involved in this initiative.
Thank you on behalf of the Scarborough shop volunteers and the RNLI to all who have made purchases so far.

P & P free shopping online

Posted Monday 29 June 2020 05:19 pm

PWhile many charities are preparing to reopen their fundraising shops, Scarborough RNLI can't, unfortunately.
As most RNLI shops are within lifeboat stations and share facilities with crews, it is not be possible to reopen them. Visits to stations remain strictly limited in order to keep crews operational.
However, from this week, supporters can buy items from the RNLI's online shop at They pay nothing for P&P by using a code which is unique to our station. It can be used until 31 July. The code is simple: Scarborough. This will enable the RNLI to work out how much extra revenue each shop has generated.
A new range of Christmas cards with lots of exciting improvements is available, along with 2021 calendars and diaries.

Over £2,200 has been raised for the RNLI

Posted Saturday 28 March 2020 11:01 am

OverOver £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 RNLI
TescoTesco 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

StormConsidering 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

LadiesScarborough 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 colleagues
ScarboroughScarborough 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

Blackpool appeal for new D class

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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

DonationsFor 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.