RNLI Raft Race and an RNLI Lifeboat Station Open Day

Weston-super-Mare RNLI volunteers are organising a Raft Race for all comers on Saturday and an Open Day to demonstrate their work of saving lives at sea on Sunday next week end, the 2nd and 3rd August. Each year Weston RNLI organises a Raft Race on the Marine Lake on Weston sea front. Local cadet units […]

Crowds flock to see Weston RNLI Emergency Services Day on the Beach Lawns

Weston-super-Mare RNLI brought together all of the other emergency services to show their equipment to the visiting public. Good weather helped to swell the visitors who saw impressive kit and impressive personnel. This is the second year a 999 day has been organised on the Beach Lawns in Weston. Organised by the RNLI volunteer crew, […]

More contributors help the Weston-super-Mare RNLI Appeal for a new Boathouse

Many organisations, clubs, and groups plus individuals are rallying round to help Weston-super-Mare RNLI lifesaving volunteers get their new boathouse and to keep carrying out their rescues. When there is an Appeal happening it is often forgotten that the local RNLI station needs to keep the life saving service going while they  collect enough money […]

A new Broom at the Weston-super-Mare RNLI Lifeboat Station

On May 17th 2014 the head of Weston-super-Mare RNLI lifeboat station retires from the RNLI after 40 years’ service. His place as the senior officer of the station is being taken by Charlotte Conroy, an experienced lifeboat crew member and launching authority. She will be only the fifth female Operations Manager in the 236 RNLI […]

RNLI receives visit from HRH The Duke of Kent

Weston-super-Mare RNLI enjoyed a royal visit today (Thursday 15 May) when The Duke of Kent met volunteer lifeboat crew at their station at Knightstone Harbour.   His Royal Highness, the President of the RNLI, was shown around the temporary facilities before moving on to an RNLI hosted reception at the Winter Gardens on the Royal […]

Pete Holder RNLI

Pete Holder Retires: The End of an Era

On May 17th 2014 the head of Weston-super-Mare RNLI lifeboat station retires from the RNLI after 40 years’ service. Sadly, after that date he will no longer represent the RNLI nor have any function within it. For many years the words ‘Pete Holder’ and ‘Weston RNLI’ have been synonymous. Unfortunately that all has to change. […]

Photo of the RNLI bringing a Jet Ski ashore

RNLI Volunteers Save Jet Ski In Trouble

The Weston RNLI Crew were taking part in the annual Lifeboat Pull when their pagers sounded off. A Jet Ski rider in Weston Bay had engine problems and was drifting dangerously. Bank Holiday Monday was the time of the Weston-super-Mare RNLI Lifeboat Pull. This is an annual event when a lifeboat is towed by crew […]

Picture of a lifeboat on a trailor

RNLI Annual Lifeboat Pull on the Spring Bank Holiday

Monday, 28th April 2014 For many years, following the custom in many seaside towns, Weston-super-Mare RNLI Lifeboat volunteers have towed a lifeboat along the sea front promenade to raise funds for the charity’s work of saving lives at sea. This year the Lifeboat Pull will take place at midday on the Bank Holiday Monday 5th […]