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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


Oct 25, 2021

Barbara Katie and Melanie

In memory of Linda Bruce, rest in peace.


Oct 19, 2021

Karim Talidi

I love you Linda, our birthday will never be the same again ???

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jul 10, 2021

Coastguard Cottage Mousehole.

In memory of the brave men who gave their lives to save others.

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jul 03, 2021

Wendy Beddoes


May 30, 2021

Lesley Gosbee-Harper

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Apr 16, 2021


In memory of my father in law handel bluer former light house keeper this was his wish sorry a cheque we issued did not have a date my husband was distressed at the time

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Mar 07, 2021

Jane Lewin

Thank you for rescuing the Ocean Pride

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Feb 24, 2021


In memory of Rachel Munro amazing teacherx

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Feb 16, 2021

Sherrie Rees

This is in memory of Handel Bluer who was lighthouse keeper at Pendeen


Feb 11, 2021

Stuart Munro

In memory of Rachel thank you for all the love and laughter xx

(plus 5.00 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 187,238.57

Direct donations


Raised offline 151,304.00

Fundraising pages


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