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.
For a printable schedule of fundraising events in 2013, please click here.
|Every day in May 2013||Every day at 7.30pm amd Fridays at 5pm||Young Enterprise fundraising
13-year-old Rachel Matthews will be tinkling the ivories at the piano every day in May to raise money for Poole Lifeboat Station. More details
|Slipway cafe:bar, |
RNLI College, Poole
|Wednesday 22 May 2013||7–9.30pm||Charity Concert, with The Gravellers, Dulcima, and members of the RNLI staff choir. More details||RNLI College, Poole|
|Saturday 22 June 2013||7.30pm–11.30pm||RNLI Summer Dance, 3-course dinner and dancing to live band. Tickets £30. Contact Branch Secretary for details.||RNLI College, Poole. Preferential B&B rates available.|
|Saturday 29 June 2013||9am–5pm||Fundraising collection||Dolphin Shopping Centre (bottom of escalators), Poole|
|Saturday and Sunday 13 and 14 July 2013||tbc||Event tbc||Slades Farm, Bournemouth|
|Saturday 20 July 2013||9am–5pm||Fundraising collection||Dolphin Shopping Centre (bottom of escalators), Poole|
|Saturday 3 August 2013||9am–5pm||Fundraising collection||Dolphin Shopping Centre (bottom of escalators), Poole|
|29, 30, 31 August and 1 September 2013||tbc||tbc||Bournemouth Air Festival|
|Friday 20 September 2013||11am||Open Garden||Knoll Gardens,
Wimborne, BH21 7ND
Admission £25 for special talk, guided tour, tea, cake and nursery catalogue. Email Selina Taylor or phone Geoff Haywood 01202 888194
|Saturday 28 September 2013||9am–5pm||Fundraising collection||Dolphin Shopping Centre (bottom of escalators), Poole|
|Saturday 12 October 2013||9am–5pm||Fundraising collection||Dolphin Shopping Centre (bottom of escalators), Poole|
|Saturday 9 November 2013||9am–5pm||Fundraising collection||Dolphin Shopping Centre (bottom of escalators), Poole|
|Saturday 21 December 2013||9am–5pm||Fundraising collection||Dolphin Shopping Centre (outside Vision Express), Poole|
|Wednesday 7 March 2014||7pm for 7.30pm||Poole and District Fundraising Group AGM – come along and hear about the celebrations and achievements of 2013. 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 and Fundraising Street and Store Collections Coordinator
Poole and District Fundraising Group
Telephone: 07971 451720
Vice-Chairman, Poole and District Fundraising Group
Telephone: 01202 665607
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.