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Rochford One Hundred Golf CLub

Here is Lifeboat Operations Manager, John Foster and crewman Alex receiving a washing machine donated to the station by the kind members of the Rochford One Hundred Lodge.
Washing of our woollen onesies has become an issue as we have so many! Hopefully the training course which should accompany the machine won't be too hard for our crews to get to grips with!

Special Visitor to RNLI Shop

This is Southend shop Manager, Ruth Burgess fraternising with a very special visitor on Easter Sunday. (Alias, Bob a very friendly and warm Pier staff employee), handing out their Easter eggs to the visitors to Southend Pier.

c2c are at it again, raising vital funds for the RNLI……

RNLI volunteers joined with members of the c2c team to hold a collection at Southend-on-Sea Central Railway Station. The team of collectors raised £158 for the RNLI from the rush hour travellers, as they ran for their trains. Our thanks go to all involved, and the commuters who found time to put some pennies in our buckets. Special thanks go to Michael Pead & c2c. Well done team…….

Shoeburyness Freemason Lodge

Matthew Crow (pictured on the right) one of our volunteer Southend Lifeboat crew members, accepting cheque for £2,000 from Shoeburyness Freemason’s Lodge. On-behalf of all the volunteers at Southend Lifeboat Station we would like to send our thanks to the members of the lodge for this generous donation.

Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill

Tim Sheppard the Southend Fundraising Chairman Receiving a cheque for £2,000 from Alec Banyard the outgoing Chairman of the Rayleigh Mill Rotary Club. The money was raised at the clubs recent concert in Priory Park, which was in aid of the Southend RNLI Lifeboat Station. Many thanks guys from all of us.

Southend Carnival

Last night Tim, Dave, Jim, Ed, Tom, Dan and Tony hit the Southend-on-sea carnival and won first place in their class for their float, which was Tony's van covered in Lifeboat flags and logos.
We await the total amount raised, as Jim's wife Janet has taken on the daunting task of counting all the money.
Let's just say many of the buckets were too heavy to carry!
Well done guys and thank you Janet....

St Michael's Preparatory School

St Michael's Perparatory School in Leigh-on-sea continue to raise enormous amounts of money for the RNLI and the Lifeboat station. We reported earlier that they had reached a total of £3,632.77. Well here they are presenting a cheque to Chairman Jim Mackie for £6,204.70 ! Whatsmore they haven't finished there as we understand the actual amount raised now exceeds £7,000.
This is just amazing and we would like to thank the children and everyone else who was involved with the activities you ran. Thank you.
If your school would like to raise money for the RNLI just email us at

C 2 C

C2C have been at it again, raising vital funds for the RNLI. The latest amount totals an impressive £830. Pictured above is the team presenting our Jim with a cheque for £430.
Many thanks to everyone who took part in your sponsored walk.

4 kayaks and 4 men

If you wish to support the guys in their fundraising adventure for the RNLI then you can do so by visiting their Just Giving page at:


20th July 2014

The Broker Freehouse on the Leigh Road, wheld a quiz night and raised over £200 for the Southend Lifeboat.
There was a small consortium of crew forming no less than three teams none of which could compete with the level of interlect of the regular patrons!
Many thanks to everyone for thinking of the Lifeboat.

Seevic College

Jim Mackie the Southend-on-Sea Lifeboat Stations Branch Chairman receiving a cheque for £100 from the students of the Seevic College on Wednesday 28 June 2014. From left to right: Carl Goodwin, Katie Prasad, Jenny Roche, Harry Brown, Rachael Nuttgens & finally our own hard working student Jim Mackie. Thanks for all your support.

Rochford Hundred Golf Club

We can now report that the RNLI Golf Day at the Rochford Hundred Golf Club on the 22 May 2014 raised £1,150 for the RNLI. The volunteers at Southend-on-Sea Lifeboat Station would like to thank all those who attended, Chris Cawcutt and his team of helpers for organising and running the event, all those at Rochford Hundred Golf Club that were involved in making the day such a success for us, and Mercedes Benz at Southend-on-Sea for sponsoring the event. Thank you.

Edward Young RIP

Tim Sheppard the Southend-on-Sea Fundraising Chairman presenting 90 year Hazel, with a commemorative record of her Grand Father Edward Young, who was a member of the Walmer Lifeboat crew who lost his life in 1896, whilst trying to rescue people from the SS Tarpian.

Quiz Night

23rd May 2014

The volunteers at Southend-on-sea lifeboat station would like to thank the team at Waterhouse Volvo for holding a quiz night in aid of the RNLI which raised over £680 for the charity.

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The Salvation Army

30 April 2014
Jim Mackie the Southend-on-Sea Lifeboat Station Branch Chairman, receiving a donation of £100, after giving a talk on the work of the RNLI to the supporters of the local branch of the Salvation Army.


St. Michael's Preparatory School, Leigh-on-sea

Southend-on-Sea Lifeboat Station recently received a further donation of £2,155.19 from St Michael's School in Leigh-on-Sea. This brings their total fundraising amount for the station to £3,632.77. The volunteer crews at Southend-on-Sea would like to thank all those pupils, teachers and others who have helped raise these vital funds.


Thorpe Bay Lawn Tennis Club

Thorpe Bay Lawn Tennis Club Committee have voted the RNLI and Southend-on-Sea Lifeboat Station as their chosen charity for 2014. A collection box has now been placed at the club and joint fundraising events are in the process of being planned. The fundraising team would like to thank Thorpe Bay Tennis Club for this decision and for their support to the RNLI and the volunteer crews based at Southend-on-Sea Lifeboat Station. May 2014.