What is the challenge
To raise in excess of £238 per lifeboat station (£56,644 total)
When is the challenge starting at 9.11am on 23-8-18
Duration +/- 911 hours
Where Start: Teddington RNLI Lifeboat station, London TW11 8BA
Finish: Tower RNLI Lifeboat station, London WC2R 2PP
Belinda & James a young (at heart) retired couple from London arrived at Anstruther, their 45th stop, on Tuesday 28 August as part of their RNLI 911 Challenge.
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Anstruther Lifeboat Station has assisted a local association in becoming the first group of its kind to win funding in the provision of integrated lifejackets for a fishing fleet
Anstruther coxswain Michael Bruce and RNLI Fishing Safety team member John Fulton have worked closely with the Fisherman’s Mutual Association (FMA) in Pittenweem to secure a grant totalling over 60% of the total costs from the European Maritime Fisheries Fund to provide local skippers with this advanced safety equipment.
Read the full report here (pdf)
2017 marks the centenary of the Battle of Otranto. This important but little-known battle is brought to life by John Smith, a WWI fisherman who crewed one of the 47 steam drifters engaged in the battle.
The book relating his memoirs is now published by his great niece and proceeds are donated to the RNLI.
Find out more here.
Below: David Corstorphine, a relative of the author, presents the cheque for some of the book's proceeds to the coxswain
Anstruther's Open Day on 27th May was strongly supported by the public. About 750 people visited the station and had the opportunity to board the lifeboats. Hundreds of pounds were donated, and burger sales and flag day raising over £2000. Shop sales amounted to £1233: the largest one-day turnover on record.
The strength of support and the generosity of the people demonstrated the appreciation of the RNLI volunteers' life-saving work
Station coxswain Michael Bruce commented ‘It is a great privilege and testimony to the crew here at Anstruther to take receipt of this top of the range lifeboat. We participate in a vast number of fundraising opportunities each year such as our own station Open Day, the Anstruther Harbour Festival and sell burgers at events in and around the town which has allowed us the honour of funding this boat we have here today.
We would like to thank the local community for their continued support in attending such events and we are proud to let them see what their money has helped contribute towards’.
Akira, which will be named at an official ceremony in May of next year, replaces the previous serving Rotary Centenary Queen which, since 2007, has taken part in over 140 shouts rescuing over 100 people.
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