Skegness has been home to a voluntary lifeboat crew since the 19th century. From its inception as the Lincolnshire Coast Shipwreck Association to its amalgamation with the RNLI, it is a story of heroism, gallantry, and ultimately a testimony to those who live, work and visit our shores.
Covering part of the Lincolnshire coastline, Skegness has operated an all-weather lifeboat for over 175 years. Today, two lifeboats cover one of the region's busiest beaches and surrounding areas.
As a charity, separate from the coastguard and independent from government, we are reliant on voluntary donations to power our lifesaving work.
Today, our station in Skegness is supported by over 25 volunteers who give up their time to save lives at sea. Our crew operate our two lifeboats, our Shannon class all-weather lifeboat and our D class inshore lifeboat, both of which are on service 24/7/365 to respond to emergencies involving the coastal waters around Skegness.
Every penny you give goes towards our life-saving work.
Your generous donations and fundraising supports the work of our crews both locally and across the country saving lives at sea.
Read on to find out how to run for us :)
We have some very special places for those dedicated runners who are also fantastic at fundraising!
We ask for a minimum fund-raising amount, but get in touch and let us know if you're interested firstname.lastname@example.org we can then pop you in touch with the Lifeboat team!
Simply enter the event as you would do normally... then set yourself up a fundraising page and inspire your friends, family and colleagues to help support you :)
No minimum fund-raising amount, even penny helps!
You'll se an option pop up when you sign up for the event, so you can donate then :) (100% of all donations are split between our charity partners).
Or you can make a donation whenever you want by clicking the button below.
The RNLI have put together a comprehensive guide to coastal safety, so you know what dangers to look out for when you head to the coast. Thinking of going kayaking? Angling? Surfing?
Their sea safety experts have created activity guides covering a whole range of watersports and hobbies, so you can prepare yourself properly for the challenges of your chosen activity.
There's even advice for your dog!
Anything below 15°C is defined as cold water and can seriously affect your breathing and movement, so the risk is significant most of the year.
Average UK and Ireland sea temperatures are just 12°C. Rivers such as the Thames are colder - even in the summer.
So say safe and watch the following video for some great advice.