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Penlee Lifeboat Station Appeal

Penlee Lifeboat Station Appeal

Why we need your help

The crew at Penlee need your help to build a new Lifeboat Station

The current lifeboat station was built in 1983, and comprises of office space, crew room and small crew changing area.  Unfortunately, now 31 years on, the station is no longer fit for purpose. 

With around 25 volunteer crew and additional shore crew as well as fundraisers, there is an urgent need for more space. The small crew changing room can see anything up to 10 volunteers changing at any one time and is simply not adequate.  

There is also a need for a dedicated crew training room. With fewer RNLI crew now coming from a maritime back ground, it’s essential that all crew have access to an appropriate environment in which to complete the continuous training in order to operate the charity’s state of the art lifeboats and navigation systems.

Subject to planning permission, the new station will be rebuilt on the site of the existing boathouse. Twice as long as the current station, the two story building will provide much improved facilities for the crew including; a larger crew changing and shower room, a dedicated mechanics workshop and a visitor attraction where Penlee’s proud heritage and sea safety information can be displayed, on the ground floor.

The first floor will include a galley area and larger crew room where they can rest and get warm after a shout, a dedicated office and a separate training room. The training room will be available for use by groups in the local community working and training in the maritime area such as MCA, sea scouts fishing safety etc.

There are many ways that you can support this appeal. For more information please contact the RNLI Community Fundraising Manager on 07774 436265.


raised towards 200,000.00 target


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Lydia Banfield

Lydia Banfield's fundraising page


Kate's fundraising page

Veryan Codd

Veryan Codd's fundraising page

Karen Cotton

Karen Cotton's fundraising page

Scott Curnow

Scott's Half Marathon (Plymouth 2015)

Nathan Dale

Nathan Dale's fundraising page

Kiri Derham

Fundraising for the RNLI (23-24 May 15)

John Drinkwater

John Drinkwater's fundraising page

Sam Edmunds

Sam Edmunds's fundraising page

Helen Faulkner

Helen Faulkner's fundraising page


Jan 12, 2020


In September I swam around Saint Michael?s Mount. As an appreciation of the support provided by the Penlee RNLI that day and the work they do throughout the year to protect all those at sea, I make this donation. Keep up the good work.

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Dec 13, 2019

Jo and Perran Selina

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas ? Instead of sending cards this year, we are sending you a donation.


Oct 09, 2019

Muriel and Jim Howarth

In memory of Charles Rendell, true Cornishman.

(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Sep 14, 2019


(plus 5.00 giftaid)

May 05, 2019


Sorry it is a bit late but I have been away. This is a donation from the Long Rock Depot Open Day.

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Apr 13, 2019

Del Hayton

Thank you for all you do and especially for rescuing my boy!

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jan 18, 2019


Good luck to you all, it's a great thing you do.

(plus 15.00 giftaid)

Dec 19, 2018


Donating on the Anniversary of the loss of the Solomon Browne and it?s crew on behalf of my partner Ed. Giving thanks to all those who have served and all those who still serve.

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jul 06, 2018


Had a spare tenner


May 05, 2018


(plus 6.25 giftaid)


Donation summary

Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 185,947.06
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