The RNLI fundraising teams are the often unsung lifeboat volunteers. Their tireless efforts are not always noticed by the public but they make a vital contribution to saving lives at sea.
In 1891, the RNLI became the first charity to organise a street collection, marking the beginning of a strong fundraising tradition and admiration that people have for the crews and lifeguards.
|23, 24 and 25 May 2014||9am–7pm||Tesco collection||Ferndown (BH22 9TH), Branksome (BH12 1AU) and Fleets Corner (BH17 7EJ)|
|Monday 26 May 2014||From 1115||Poole Carnival||Seaview end of Ashley Road in Parkstone, ending at a Charity Fair at Branksome Recreation Ground|
|Saturday 7 June 2014||tbc||Bishop Aldhelm's Church of England VA Primary School Fete||Branksome, Poole, BH12 1PG|
|Saturday 14 June 2014||tbc||St Peter's Church Fete||Parkstone, Poole|
|Saturday 21 June 2014||From midday||Harry Paye Charity Fun Day||Poole Quay|
|Saturday 27 June 2014||tbc||Lytchett Matravers Primary School Fayre||Poole|
|Saturday 27 June 2014||7.30pm–11.30pm||RNLI Summer Dinner-Dance, 3-course dinner and dancing to live band. Tickets £30. Contact Branch Secretary for details or call 07506 046645 or 01202 678242.||RNLI College, Poole. Preferential B&B rates available.|
|Saturday 5 July 2014||10am–4pm||Hamworthy Park Fete||Hamworthy Park, Poole|
|Sunday 6 July 2014||tbc||Wessex Majorettes Fete||Baiter Park, Poole|
|Friday 11 July 2014||tbc||Baden Powell Fete||Parkstone, Poole,
|Sunday 10 August 2014||11am–5pm||Poole Lifeboat Station Open Day||Poole Lifeboat Station, Poole Quay (by the old lifting bridge)|
|28, 29, 30, 31 August 2014||All day, every day!||Bournemouth Air Festival||Bournemouth|
|Sunday 23 November 2014||12 noon||Jazz at Lunchtime||The Sandbanks Hotel, 15 Banks Road, Poole, BH13 7PS|
|Sunday 30 November 2014||tbc||Reindeer Run||Moors Valley Country Park|
|Friday 30 January 2015||All day and into the weekend||SOS Day – the RNLI's biggest annual fundraising day. Start planning your SOS acronym now!||Everywhere!|
|Wednesday 4 March 2015||7pm for 7.30pm||Poole and District Fundraising Group AGM – come along and hear about the celebrations and achievements of 2014. Put the date in your diary!||RNLI College, Poole|
Please note: the above dates are subject to change without prior notice. Please make sure you check the event is on before making a special trip.
If you have a fundraising event planned for Poole lifeboats, please email us and we can add it to the above list.
Poole and District Fundraising Group is an integral part of our lifeboat family at Poole. Through a sense of personal responsibility and pride in what we do, the volunteers raise awareness and help to generate the income that keeps our boats on the water.
If you'd like to help us you can get involved in a variety of ways – including rattling buckets, supporting events or baking cakes for coffee mornings – and you can commit as much or as little time as you want!
If you're thinking of getting in touch and would like to know more, why not check out our volunteer case studies - we've asked a few of our volunteers why they decided to get involved and what they do for Poole lifeboats.
If you would like to volunteer to help us in any way (for instance, by taking part in a fundraising collection or running your own fundraising activity), we'd love to hear from you - so please get in touch!
Chairman, Poole and District Fundraising Group
Telephone: 01202 665607
Poole and District Fundraising Group
Telephone: 07971 451720
In addition, there are gifts available in the RNLI catalogue, which can be bought online. Ideas for the home and garden, clothing, exclusives, puzzles, books and more – all selected by the RNLI especially for you. Click on Buy Online and start shopping.