Fundraising is vital for the RNLI. Each year, thousands of volunteers lend their time and talents, taking part in all sorts of events including races, coffee mornings, beach football competitions, sponsored runs and running RNLI shops.

Open Day 2011 Photographs

Walmer Lifeboat Shop

Walmer Lifeboat shop will be open from the Easter bank holiday through to December. Every year new lines are introduced. The shop offers a wide range of products from pens and pencils to clothing, coffee cups to calendars.

The shop year runs from Easter Saturday to to the last weekend before Christmas.

Hours of opening are:

Wednesday afternoon 2 to 4 p.m.

Thursday afternoon 2 to 4 p.m.

Friday afternoon 2 to 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4 p.m.

Bank holidays 1 to 4 p.m.

The shop also works with other fund raising events providing a service for coffee mornings, the RNLI Flag week and school visits.

All of this would not be possible without the support of Mary, Cath, Molly, Doreen, Peachy, Jenny, Pauline, Chris and Carole.

Visiting Speakers

We can respond to invitations for speakers to visit schools, youth groups and other organisations.

Group visits to the station

While the boathouse is a little cramped and there could be a call-out at any time, we can usually accommodate groups of up to 20. A standard talk commencing on the beach then inside and around the boathouse lasts between 30-60 minutes. We are happy to discuss ways in which we can tailor a visit to suit your needs. For all visits please contact the Lifeboat Visits Officer: Bob Le Vaillant. Telephone. 01304 380975 or 07815 459538, email.

A charity registered in England, Scotland & the Republic of Ireland | RNLI (Trading) Ltd - 01073377, RNLI (Sales) Ltd - 2202240 and RNLI (Enterprises) Ltd - 1784500 are all companies registered at West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ. Images & copyright RNLI 2007