Looe RNLI Winter Ball – 23rd Nov

Looe RNLIDid you know that the RNLI provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts, 365 days a year?

Did you also know that there are over 239 RNLI stations around the UK and Ireland and one of them is in Looe?

The RNLI provide an amazing service considering they are a charity and receive no government funding! The service depends on voluntary donations, legacies and fundraising to maintain all the crews, boats, equipment and stations etc.

It must be a constant battle to raise the necessary funds, so without further ado I want to point you in their direction this weekend – 23rd November 2013.

Ollie Naismith Lifeboat

Looe RNLI Winter Ball details

This Saturday (23rd November), Looe RNLI are holding their Winter Ball, a charity fundraising event at the Hannafore Point Hotel in West Looe.

The Ball opens its doors at 7pm and rounds off at the glorious time of 1am on Sunday morning.

There will be a raffle and auction with comedian Stewart Masters entertaining and music by The Retro Gents.

Dress code is Ball/Evening Gown/Black tie or Evening Suit.

Reserve your Winter Ball tickets now

Tickets are limited and cost £27.00 per person of which the majority will be going to the Looe RNLI.

To reserve tickets or for further details please contact Maxine Naismith at maxinejanen@yahoo.co.uk

Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved 140,000 lives.

The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SCO37736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland.

Useful Links

RNLI website – Search results for Looe RNLI – Looe Station on RNLI website

Looe Raft Race 2013

Interesting facts and figures for Looe RNLI

Below are some incredible facts and figures from the RNLI station here in Looe.

In the last 10 years…

  1. Including proceeds from the RNLI shop in Looe, over £523,349 has been raised during the years 2003 to 2013.
  2. There have been 367 launches using RNLI boats and 108 of these were in darkness.
  3. So far, 276 people have been rescued by Looe RNLI.
  4. 12 commercial boats and 96 pleasure boats have been assisted.
  5. On 18th October 2013 Looe RNLI celebrated 10 years of the Albatross Boathouse. During that time the Looe Fundraising branch has raised £307,000 from:
    • Street collections
    • Choir concerts
    • Open days
    • Fish & Chip suppers
    • Dinners
    • Quizzes
    • Call My Bluff
    • Raft Races
    • New Year’s Day Swim etc
  6. Crews from Looe have spent 870 hours at sea, on service.
  7. There are still eight original crew from 2003.
  8. Crew members with the most shouts:
    • Clive Palfrey – 158
    • Toby Bray – 126
    • John Crabb – 108
    • Brian Bowdler – 71
    • Mike Berry – 66
    • Ben Crabb – 61
  9. 2,903 hours exercised since 2003.

Future Looe RNLI events – please support them

Christmas Carols at the Millpool Centre

Wednesday 4th December at 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm).

There will be mulled wine, mice pies and other refreshments available plus the full Pelynt Male Voice Choir will be performing.

Tickets are £6 and available in advance from the Looe RNLI shop or at the door.

There is free parking opposite the Millpool after 6.00pm.

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