RNLI displays at Cobbs Quay
Poole volunteer fundraisers and sea safety officers attended the Cobbs Quay Open Weekend – 13-14 April 2013


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.

Fundraising News

Collecting bucket

Please visit our fundraising news pages for details of recent fundraising events and initiatives in the Poole area.

You might also like to look at the photos in our Fundraising gallery.

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There's also lots of fundraising news on our Facebook page!

Poole (and local area) fundraising events in 2014

Date Time Event Venue
17 and 18 May 2014 tbc Cobbs Quay Open Weekend Cobbs Quay Marina, Hamworthy, Poole
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,
BH14 8UL
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
18, 19, 20 September 2014 tbc Richmond Hill UFC Flower Festival tbc
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.

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Poole fundraising team

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.

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Contact us

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!

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor
Chairman, Poole and District Fundraising Group

Telephone: 01202 665607

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Adene West-Webbe

Adene West-Webbe
Poole and District Fundraising Group

Telephone: 07971 451720

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RNLI shop and online

A range of products is available in RNLI shops nationwide. The nearest RNLI shops in Poole can be found at the Poole Quay Old Boathouse and the RNLI College. All profits go towards the lifesaving work of the RNLI.

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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.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland | RNLI (Trading) Ltd - 01073377, RNLI (Sales) Ltd - 2202240, RNLI (Enterprises) Ltd - 1784500 and RNLI College Ltd - 7705470 are all companies registered at West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ. Images & copyright RNLI 2013.