Your Local Independent Lifeboat Needs Your Help!

Following Last years’ successful ‘Hamble Ramble’ 5 crew members from Hamble Lifeboat are ‘Walking The Wight’ (over 60 miles) to raise much needed funds for Hamble’s Independent Lifeboat service as well as the Southampton Veterans’ Drop In Centre.

As an independent lifeboat, our service relies on local people to keep it running.  If every berth holder on the River Hamble donated just £1 to our fundraising page, we would smash our £6000 fundraising target and go a long way towards purchasing the much needed kit to ensure we provide the best response to our local people.

We are asking you to share our story.  Are you able to distribute our message to your berth holders? Help us share our story? Are you able to sponsor us yourselves?

Please see our story below:

HELP the crew of Hamble Lifeboat! Help us raise money to purchase new Personal Protection Equipment (the present lets in water!), plus the training necessary to put crew into the water to help casualties.

Will you sponsor our crew PER MILE as they walk around the Isle of Wight on the 64 mile Great WIGHT WOBBLE?

Click here to sponsor us!

It takes place Friday 10th May – Sunday 12th May, starting and finishing in Cowes.

Hamble Lifeboat, a financially independent lifeboat, relies solely on donations from the people of Hamble and those that ply the local waters.  It takes £60,000.00 per year to run and maintain the boat, kit the crew and train them to the very highest standard.

SVDC is all about providing local Veterans with a helping hand.  The Centre, based in Woolston, is fundraising to provide a dental centre, a therapy centre and to purchase a minibus for the many veterans, some who suffer from PTSD, some with mental health. Some just need a refuge among friends.

This year’s Crew have elected to equally Help the SOUTHAMPTON VETERANS CENTRE.

Why? During Hamble Lifeboat’s 50 years of being on-call, serving, or ex-serving, men and woman of the Armed Forces have always been part of the crew. Presently aboard we have Crew Marie Whitehouse (serving RN Officer) and Coxswain Paul Ackland (Ex Royal Signals). They nominated the Veterans Centre and the whole crew though this would be a cause worth walking for.

As per last years “Hamble Ramble” all funds raised will be split equally between the Hamble Lifeboat and the Southampton Veterans Centre.

We hope you can help. Thank You.

One of the Hamble Lifeboat Crew aboard and assisting a yacht in difficulty in Southampton Water in 2018.

With many thanks for your continued support of Hamble Lifeboat.