Donations WelcomeAll money raised goes directly to the Mudeford Lifeboat Station

Message from the Mudeford Lifeboat Funday committee

We're excited to announce that the money raised from the 2016 Mudeford Lifeboat Funday event held in the summer combined with the money raised from the Mudeford Lifeboat Ball held in October, raised a fantastic total of £33591, all of which directly supports our own RNLI Lifeboat Station at Mudeford. 

The Fun Day is both significant and unique, in that ALL the money raised at this event goes directly to maintaining this lifeboat service at Mudeford.

None of this would be possible without the significant support of local business owners and the many visitors who attend this annual event. As usual the day is action packed with lots of events to keep you here and spending your money in support of the local Mudeford RNLI Lifeboat team.

Mudeford Lifeboat Funday air display

The main events are the Raft Race on the main quay, HM Coastguard Helicopter and Lifeboat Display, the Music and Entertainment on the grass area and lastly the superb ‘Blades’ Aerobatic Display Team, not to be missed!

Have a wonderful day and remember all the profits support the RNLI Mudeford Lifeboat and local lifeguards..

Kim Skinner
Mudeford Lifeboat Fun Day Committee Chairman

*Air display subject to CAA, technical and weather approvals

 

Message from the Mudeford Lifeboat Operations Manager

Lifeboat rescue displayMudeford Lifeboat responds to emergencies on the water, and our area of responsibility lies between Bournemouth Pier, The Needles and Milford on Sea - although last year we responded to incidents in Studland Bay and Poole Harbour entrance as well.

The boat is an Atlantic 85 rigid inflatable type with twin 115 hp engines, and carries a range of communication, navigation and radar equipment. It carries a crew of four and has been designed as an inshore lifeboat to operate in all conditions.

The lifeboat is launched from a specially designed carriage pushed by an amphibious tractor, the whole rig being housed in a new boathouse. You will see the boat on the water during the day, and visitors are welcome to visit the lifeboat station to see the equipment and facilities.

The crew are all volunteers who live within a very short distance of the station, on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Most "shouts" are initiated by HM Coastguard who page the duty launching authority, who alerts the crew. The boat is normally on the water and responding within 12 minutes of the initial call. The crew is supported by volunteers tractor drivers, shore helpers and an admin team - and the station is fortunate in having a very active Lifeboat Guild who work tirelessly to raise money for the charity.

In addition the Mudeford Lifeboat Funday Committee have raised many thousands of pounds for us through this superb annual family day out.

The crew come from all walks of life, all have gone through the Institution's arduous training system over 12 months, and are expected to keep their skills current by frequent exercise events. Families are a very important feature of any lifeboat station, and here at Mudeford the families play a full role in station life.

Please feel free to visit the station and talk to the crew, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Andrew Hack
Mudeford Lifeboat Operations Manager

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