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    Published on July 8, 2015 in Latest news

    #outonashout
    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 16:08 this afternoon to reports of a dingy possibly in difficulty off of Glyne Gap.
    The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and commenced a thorough search of the area but with nothing found the ILB was returned to station
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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat's event.

    It's the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Open Day this Sunday!
    Pop in, say hi and learn all about the important work their volunteers do?
    BBQ, Live Music, Charity stalls and much more 😊
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    Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Open Day 2016

    August 21, 2016, 12:00pm

    Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

    Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Annual Open Day 2016. As you are aware we are a Charity and have to do all our own fundraising as we aren't apart of the RNLI, even though we work alongside them. This event is our main fundraising event of the year, so please support it! Lots of events, stalls, BBQ, Sea Display, Live Music and much more!

    Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Open Day 2016

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared their event.

    CANCELLED!
    Apologies but due to the predicted weather forecast this weekend the Lifeboats will not be launching to attend Pett Level Rescue Boat 'Open Day' this Sunday
    Next Exercise Wednesday 21st September at 6pm
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    Launch to attend Pett Level Rescue Boat Open Day

    August 21, 2016, 12:00pm

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Hastings Lifeboat will be launching to attend Pett Level Open Day at Pett Times TBC but at present approx 12pm launch (Subject to operations) Best view from Harbour

    Launch to attend Pett Level Rescue Boat Open Day

    #outonashout
    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 12:13 today after Dover CG received reports of a swimmer possibly in trouble off of Marina, St Leonards!
    The ILB and her volunteer crew launched in under 5 mins and were quickly on scene, however the swimmer was reported to have made his way safely ashore
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    Judy Pebody, Stuart McNeil and 20 others like this

    John BoltonDo you ever find out if these people (on shouts like this) were ever actually in trouble but managed to make it to shore or if they were fine all along but that a passerby was worried?

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    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 16:36 and again at 17:22 yesterday for two separate incidents!
    The first for a kayak that was thought to possibly be in trouble off of Rock a Nore but once on scene the two occupants were found to be safe and well.
    The second was for a reported surfboard found floating off of Bexhill sailing club, however after and extensive search of the area and with nothing found the ILB was stood down
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    Annie GowerAmazing bunch.. Thank you!

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    Sue BeattieBusy busy crew. Well done ☺

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    Launch to attend Pett Level Rescue Boat Open Day

    August 21, 2016, 12:00pm

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Hastings Lifeboat will be launching to attend Pett Level Open Day at Pett Times TBC but at present approx 12pm launch (Subject to operations) Best view from Harbour

    Launch to attend Pett Level Rescue Boat Open Day

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    #outonashout
    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 11:27 today after the Coastguard received reports of a kayaker potentially in difficulty off of Bexhill.

    The ILB and her volunteer crew made good speed to the given position however there was no sign of the kayaker who was located safe and well shortly after by Bexhill Coastguard.
    ILB stood down
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    A fantastic picture of our All Weather Lifeboat leading the Hastings Old Town Carnival 2016 along the seafront yesterday! #Proud

    Picture courtesy of Ken Lowes via Hastings Old Town Appreciation Group
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    A fantastic picture of our All Weather Lifeboat leading the Hastings Old Town Carnival 2016 along the seafront yesterday! #Proud

Picture courtesy of Ken Lowes via Hastings Old Town Appreciation Group

    Keith Honey, Shirley Hawley and 23 others like this

    Sarah WalshI can't claim the credit on this one guys, it came off old town page, was an amazing pic ❤️ for sharing

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    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 15:10 today for two teenagers cut off by tide after climbing down the cliffs at Ecclesbourne Glen.

    The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and despite the surf conditions under the cliffs they recovered the casualties and brought them safely back to the Lifeboat Station
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    Bentley Haffers, Colin Michael Wilkinson and 23 others like this

    Christine MarshMust have been just after we left here today. Would have liked to have watched a launch. Really interesting visit. Thank you.

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    Patricia OlsenWell done yet again guys

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    Exercise launch

    August 9, 2016, 6:00pm

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Watch both Lifeboats launch on their fortnightly exercise! Launch 1800, Recover 2000 (Subject to operations) Best view from Harbour Arm

    Exercise launch

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 3 new photos — with Mick Wickwar.

    And we're off!
    Proud as ever to lead the Carnival Procession along the Seafront
    #Sunshine ☀️
    Hastings Old Town Carnival 2016
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    And were off!
Proud as ever to lead the Carnival Procession along the Seafront
#Sunshine ☀️
Hastings Old Town Carnival 2016

    Jackie Sellens, Rosie Williams and 23 others like this

    Jenny LongThank you for being there x

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 2 new photos.

    It's a beautiful sunny day here in Hastings!
    Steve our Coxswain has washed all the high viz vests all ready for the crew to escort our All Weather Lifeboat in the Hastings Old Town Carnival 2016 this afternoon!
    Come down and support this great local event and pop some money in our collecting boxes 😊
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    Its a beautiful sunny day here in Hastings!
Steve our Coxswain has washed all the high viz vests all ready for the crew to escort our All Weather Lifeboat in the Hastings Old Town Carnival this afternoon!
Come down and support this great local event and pop some money in our collecting boxes 😊

    Debbie White, Aj Wallhead and 23 others like this

    William MarrinerAlready did , what a beautiful day to be out in Hastings

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    Despite getting a shout our crew still managed to make it up to the High Street stage tonight to gratefully receive a cheque for £1066.00 from the HASTINGS OLD TOWN TRADERS!
    Wow, a massive donation, thank you so much guys, it's really appreciated 😊
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    Despite getting a shout our crew still managed to make it up to the High Street stage tonight to gratefully receive a cheque for £1066.00 from the HASTINGS OLD TOWN TRADERS! 
Wow, a massive donation, thank you so much guys, its really appreciated 😊

    Patricia Olsen, Colin Robert Hooper and 23 others like this

    Sarah Walsh£1066, great amount!

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    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 17:37 this evening to assist in a Police matter!
    The ILB crew arrived quickly at the station but due to changing circumstances they weren't required and were stood down soon after
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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat station's photo.

    Pop over to see our friends at Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat station's Open Day this Sunday!
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    Our open day is this Sunday 7 August from 10am to 4pm. Lifeboat going afloat for a short demo at around 2pm. hopefully joined by Littlestone Lifeboat Station and Sea Otter Charters. Exercises are Dependent as always on operational needs

    Pop over to see our friends at Dungeness  RNLI Lifeboat stations Open Day this Sunday!

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 8 new photos.

    A great night out at the Hastings Old Town Carnival #PramRace last night!
    Lots of money raised for lots of local charities
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    A great night out at the Hastings Old Town Carnival #PramRace last night!
Lots of money raised for lots of local charities

    The crew all ready for tonight's Hastings Old Town Carnival #PramRace around the pubs of the Old Town!

    This years Pram is the ex lifeboat The Cyril & Lilian Bishop Hastings Lifeboat which was one of the Dunkirk Little Ships!
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    The crew all ready for tonights Hastings Old Town Carnival #PramRace around the pubs of the Old Town! 

This years Pram is the ex lifeboat The Cyril & Lilian Bishop Hastings Lifeboat which was one of the Dunkirk Little Ships!

    Sue Beattie, Chloe Paine and 23 others like this

    Jo LeaHope you win

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    Thank you to RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station for showing me around yesterday, along with the Hastings Mayor, Judy Rogers and Cllr Sinden during your open day. It was great to catch up - keep up the good work!

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 8 new photos.

    Our Mini Open Day is in full swing!

    Lots of lovely visitors including our local MP Amber Rudd and our Mayor Judy Rogers have braved the great British Weather to come in to say hi!
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    Our Mini Open Day is in full swing! 

Lots of lovely visitors including our local MP Amber Rudd and our Mayor Judy Rogers have braved the great British Weather to come in to say hi!

    Its Hastings Old Town Carnival Week and to celebrate we are holding a Mini Open Day today!
    11am-2pm

    It may be like winter outside ☔️ but pop in for a warm welcome! 😊 Meet the crew, go on board the lifeboats and learn all about the work of the RNLI
    RNLI Shop, Interactive Displays and much more
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    Its Hastings Old Town Carnival Week and to celebrate we are holding a Mini Open Day today!
11am-2pm

It may be like winter outside ☔️ but pop in for a warm welcome! 😊 Meet the crew, go on board the lifeboats and learn all about the work of the RNLI
RNLI Shop, Interactive Displays and much more

    #outonashout
    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 21:47 last night to assist speed boat from Rye that had broken down off of Rock a Nore.
    The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and took the vessel under tow towards Pett Level where the tow was handed over to RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station
    Great teamwork as always!
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    LukeandFleur Huggins, Claire Beesley and 23 others like this

    Sue BeattieWell done all of you ☺

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 4 new photos.

    A BUSY DAY FOR OUR LIFEBOAT VOLUNTEERS!

    We've had a great time collecting money for Hastings Lifeboat at the Hastings Free Beach Concert, a lovely sunny day with some great local bands playing! We hope you all enjoyed yourselves....what a brilliant event!

    Our crew also attended Hastings Coastguard Open Day who raised a brilliant £132.54 towards East Sussex Coastguard Association, well done everyone :)
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    A BUSY DAY FOR OUR LIFEBOAT VOLUNTEERS!
 
Weve had a great time collecting money for Hastings Lifeboat at the Hastings Free Beach Concert, a lovely sunny day with some great local bands playing! We hope you all enjoyed yourselves....what a brilliant event!

Our crew also attended Hastings Coastguard Open Day who raised a brilliant £132.54 towards East Sussex Coastguard Association, well done everyone :)

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 2 new photos.

    8yr old Harry Mascall visited Hastings last week and was presented with a limited edition print of our Mersey! He's tweeted us to say thank you and it's now in pride of place on his wall.

    Harry's on a mission to raise £5000 for the RNLI by visiting every lifeboat station in the UK.
    Follow Harry on Twitter @HarryMascall1
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    8yr old Harry Mascall visited Hastings last week and was presented with a limited edition print of our Mersey! Hes tweeted us to say thank you and its now in pride of place on his wall. 

Harrys on a mission to raise £5000 for the RNLI by visiting every lifeboat station in the UK. 
Follow Harry on Twitter @HarryMascall1

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared Wide Blue Photography's album.

    Some great photos of our All Weather Lifeboat being recovered tonight!
    Thank you for sharing guys, they are fab!
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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat (All taken on iPhone 5C and edited with Google NIK Collection)

    Some great photos of our All Weather Lifeboat being recovered tonight!
Thank you for sharing guys, they are fab!

    Mick Barrow, Chris Cole and 23 others like this

    Kevin BurrowsLovely pictures.........

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 17 new photos — with Mick Wickwar.

    Tonight's exercise!
    #crewtraining #RNLI
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    Tonights exercise!
#crewtraining #RNLI

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    Kevin BurrowsNice pictures

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    #outonashout
    Hastings ILB was requested to launch by Dover CG at 18:43 last night after they received reports of people in the water possibly in trouble off of St Leonards.
    The ILB and her volunteer crew launched within a few minutes and were quickly on scene however the swimmers were not in trouble and required no assistance.
    ILB returned to station
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    Exercise Launch

    July 27, 2016, 6:00pm

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Watch both of Hastings Lifeboats launch on their fortnightly exercise Launch 1800, Recover 2000 (Subject to operations) Best view from Harbour Arm

    Exercise Launch

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared a photo.

    If your out and about this Saturday, why not pop down to Rye Harbour? :)

    #OpenDay RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station #RNLI Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat station attending plus lots more to do!
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    It's that time of year again. Come along & support us on our openday.

    If your out and about this Saturday, why not pop down to Rye Harbour? :)

#OpenDay RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station #RNLI Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat station attending plus lots more to do!

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 4 new photos.

    We welcomed 8yr old Harry Mascall to Hastings Lifeboat Station yesterday! Harry's on a mission to raise £5000 for the RNLI by visiting every lifeboat station in the UK. Hastings is the 136th station he has been to.

    He was treated to a grand tour and was presented with a limited edition print of our Mersey Lifeboat by Steve our Coxswain.
    Great to see you Harry and good luck!

    Follow Harry on Twitter @HarryMascall1
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    We welcomed 8yr old Harry Mascall to Hastings Lifeboat Station yesterday! Harrys on a mission to raise £5000 for the RNLI by visiting every lifeboat station in the UK. Hastings is the 136th station he has been to.

He was treated to a grand tour and was presented with a limited edition print of our Mersey Lifeboat by Steve our Coxswain. 
Great to see you Harry and good luck!

Follow Harry on Twitter @HarryMascall1

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    Frank D SpiceWell done lad keep up the good work

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    Jamie-lee OsborneWow, Fantastic! What an amazing young man you are! 😊

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    Catherine CooperWhat a star!

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    We raised a massive £347.21 at our Pirate Day Cakes & Refreshments Event yesterday!

    A huge thank you to all the volunteers that helped out, to everyone that baked cakes, to Hannah Kynoch for Face Painting, @Hastings Shanty Singers, The Drumskulls Drummers and to everyone who came down to support us, it's overwhelming!
    You lot are great 😊
    #Hastings #PirateDay #SavingLifeAtSea
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    We raised a massive £347.21 at our Pirate Day Cakes & Refreshments Event yesterday!

A huge thank you to all the volunteers that helped out, to everyone that baked cakes, to Hannah Kynoch for Face Painting, @Hastings Shanty Singers, The Drumskulls Drummers and to everyone who came down to support us, its overwhelming! 
You lot are great 😊
#Hastings #PirateDay #SavingLifeAtSea

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    Alan WaltonWell done, great achievement

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    Arrrgghhhh!
    Our merry band of pirate volunteers are all ready for our #PirateDay event at Hastings Lifeboat Station!
    Come down and sample some of our scrummy home made cakes, play some pirate games and see the lifeboat!
    Sea Shanty singing at 12:30, Face Painting and more
    11am-3pm
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    Arrrgghhhh!
Our merry band of pirate volunteers are all ready for our #PirateDay event at Hastings Lifeboat Station!
Come down and sample some of our scrummy home made cakes, play some pirate games and see the lifeboat! 
Sea Shanty singing at 12:30, Face Painting and more 
11am-3pm

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    Alex WhiteLooks lovely and well done you all, wish i could get down but busy working.

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    Sharon VooghtExceedingly good cakes yummy thanks again RNLI 😊

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    Susan RutterLovely cuppa and cake this afternoon, thank you all.

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    Jo LeaLooking good Sue Beattie Up the Pirates of the RNLI

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    Jay CeeLooks fab, hope you had a fantastic day !

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    #outonashout
    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 08:20 this morning after the Coastguard received reports of a person in the water possibly in trouble off of Bexhill.
    The ILB and her volunteer crew launched within a few minutes, however they were stood down soon after as the casualty was confirmed safely ashore
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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared their event.

    Ahoy me hearties!
    It's Pirate Day at the Lifeboat Station tomorrow, come down for some swashbuckling fun!
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    Pirate Day at Hastings Lifeboat Station

    July 17, 2016, 11:00am

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Celebrate Hastings Pirate Day by coming down to Hastings Lifeboat Station on the 17th July? 11:00 - 15:00 Sea Shanty singing at 12:30 Refreshments, Face painting, fun and games....Pirates and Parrots all welcome! :) See the lifeboats and pop in our well stocked RNLI Shop!

    Pirate Day at Hastings Lifeboat Station

    We have a couple of Pokemon hiding down at Hastings Lifeboat Station!
    Who's going be the first person to find them?
    Photos please? 😊

    #PokemonGo #BeAPokemonHunter
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    We have a couple of Pokemon hiding down at Hastings Lifeboat Station! 
Whos going be the first person to find them?
Photos please? 😊

#PokemonGo #BeAPokemonHunter

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    Sharon VooghtOMG lol aparently there was a Pokémon on my car earlier coming home lol it must have stopped off at the lifeboat station when we drove passed 😂😂😂😂

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    A short video of our Launch Crew preparing for the recovery of our ALL Weather Lifeboat last night!
    The video highlights the hard work that goes on whilst the crew are afloat!
    At a carriage launched station the lifeboat couldn't get afloat or be recovered without the team, thanks guys! 😊
    #teamwork

    Courtesy of Colin Bewes
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    Hastings Lifeboat Launch Crew, preparing for a beach recovery of our Mersey Class lifeboat, RNLB Sealink Endeavour, after an evening exercise on 13th July 2016

    Pirate Day at Hastings Lifeboat Station!
    17th JULY, 11am-3pm

    Sea Shanty singing at 12:30
    Refreshments, fun & games, face painting and more!
    See the Lifeboats and browse around our well stocked RNLI Shop 😊
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    Pirate Day at Hastings Lifeboat Station! 
17th JULY, 11am-3pm

Sea Shanty singing at 12:30
Refreshments, fun & games, face painting and more!
See the Lifeboats and browse around our well stocked RNLI Shop 😊

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared their photo.

    Whoop whoop, another £190 from our collecting boxes on Open Day!
    That's a grand total of £705.55, you lot are amazing! 😊
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    Because of the generosity of you lovely people, we have raised a massive £515.15 from our Open Day so far (with more still to be counted)! With thanks to everyone that came down to support us, our fellow emergency services and the crew and volunteers that made it all possible! 😊

    Whoop whoop, another £190 from our collecting boxes on Open Day!
Thats a grand total of £705.55, you lot are amazing! 😊

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    Sid SaundersWell done all.

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    Sue BeattieYay! Pleased with that 😀

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    Because of the generosity of you lovely people, we have raised a massive £515.15 from our Open Day so far (with more still to be counted)!

    With thanks to everyone that came down to support us, our fellow emergency services and the crew and volunteers that made it all possible! 😊
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    Because of the generosity of you lovely people, we have raised a massive £515.15 from our Open Day so far (with more still to be counted)!

With thanks to everyone that came down to support us, our fellow emergency services and the crew and volunteers that made it all possible! 😊

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    Exercise Launch!

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    Watch both of Hastings lifeboats launch on their fortnightly exercise! Launch 18:00, Recover 20:00 (Subject to opetations) Best view from Harbour Arm HW 18:36, LW 01:10

    Exercise Launch!

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 32 new photos.

    Wow, despite the weather, hundreds of people have turned out to our Annual Open Day!

    Visitors have been able to go on board the lifeboats and meet the crew and have also been treated to displays from our fellow Emergency Services - Hastings Coastguard, Secamb Ambulance Station Hastings, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (ESFRS) and Sussex Police!

    A massive thank you to all you lovely people that attended, your support is truly appreciated! We hope you had a great day?
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    Wow, despite the weather, hundreds of people have turned out to our Annual Open Day!

Visitors have been able to go on board the lifeboats and meet the crew and have also been treated to displays from our fellow Emergency Services - Hastings Coastguard, Secamb Ambulance Station Hastings, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (ESFRS) and Sussex Police!

A massive thank you to all you lovely people that attended, your support is truly appreciated!  We hope you had a great day?

    William Murray Slater, Emma Stepto-Cullen and 23 others like this

    Emma Stepto-CullenWe had a fab time despite my boy being really shy. He now wants to come down Wednesday to watch you launch! Everyone was very patient answering questions fully and with humour. Thanks again :)

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    Come down to our fabulous Open Day today?
    11am-4pm
    See the lifeboats and meet the crew!

    RNLI Sea Safety, SECAmb, Hastings Coastguard, Sussex Police,East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (ESFRS) (subject to operations) and more!
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    Come down to our fabulous Open Day today?
11am-4pm
See the lifeboats and meet the crew!

RNLI Sea Safety, SECAmb, Hastings Coastguard, Sussex Police,East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (ESFRS) (subject to operations) and more!

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 2 new photos.

    This wee fella was spotted by The Azur this afternoon!
    With thanks to Larissa Foster for sending us the photos

    Please let us know if you see him again?
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    This wee fella was spotted by The Azur this afternoon! 
With thanks to Larissa Foster for sending us the photos

Please let us know if you see him again?

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    Jamie CopelandLol. Hi Kevin Burchett the competition today was the start of the 3 day boat angling festival but as the winds where to strong this morning we had to fish from the beach and it looks like we are going to be fishing from the beach for the next 2 days...so try to get some more great pictures.....

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    Kevin Burchetthe was blamed by Jamie Copeland for not letting him catch any fish at the fishing competition at pelham beach this afternoon lol

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    Jan BennettSure I saw him a couple of days ago, off warrior sq. I thoght it was floating rubbish

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    Sarah Sugarman CollierWhat is it? The pics too small

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    Donna CopelandIt's a seal

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared their event.

    HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND - LIFEBOAT STATION OPEN DAY AND BLACKSMITHS ON THE BEACH!

    We are unashamedly still promoting our Open Day happening this Sunday - 10th July 11am-4pm!
    A fantastic opportunity to go on the Lifeboats and meet the crew.

    Also happening this weekend is the fabulous 'Blacksmiths on the Beach Event' - 8th, 9th and 10th July at The Stade.
    Hastings-based sculptor Leigh Dyer, in collaboration with the British Artist Blacksmiths Association (BABA), will produce a new piece of public art at this live blacksmithing event.
    The sculpture, which will rise like the prow of a Norman longboat out of the shingle, incorporates a time capsule of letters from local residents to friends, family and the community, to be opened in 2066 on the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. The event will include opportunities to try your hand at forging, including a fully safe children’s forge.
    See their Facebook page www.facebook.com/events/985238674931046/
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    Hastings Lifeboat Station Open Day

    July 10, 2016, 11:00am

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    Time 11am-4pm The Lifeboat Station throws open its doors to locals and visitors alike to meet the crew and see the Lifeboats up close! Look on board our All Weather Lifeboat 'Sealink Endeavour' and see where we all sit and how it all works......even the kettle! Get up close to our Inshore Lifeboat 'Daphne May', chat with the crews, see our kit and listen to stories of our rescues Also attending are Hastings Coastguard, Sussex Police, RNLI Sea Safety Team, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and South East Coast Ambulance Service (subject to operational requirements). Tombola, games, RNLI Shop and much more!

    Hastings Lifeboat Station Open Day

    #outonashout
    Hastings ILB was paged at 12:30 today after a small angling vessel became disabled and started taking on water.

    The ILB and her volunteer crew quickly located the vessel which was approximately 1 mile east of the lifeboat station.
    The vessel was taken under tow as a matter of urgency and recovered safely back to the beach at the East Hastings Sea Angling Association.
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    Sue BeattieWell done again. Busy busy crew 😊

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    Kevin BurrowsWell done to the RNLI hastings lifeboat crew................

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    Moira WardThey do such a great job

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    Lots of events coming up this month including our fabulous Open Day this Sunday - 10th July, 11am-4pm!
    Go on board the lifeboats, meet crew, fun and games + more

    Next Exercise is the on the 13th at 6pm and there are Pirate Day shinanigans at the station on the 17th!

    Please share? :)
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    Hastings VoiceKeep up the great work guys! :D

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    Pirate Day at Hastings Lifeboat Station

    July 17, 2016, 11:00am

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Celebrate Hastings Pirate Day by coming down to Hastings Lifeboat Station on the 17th July? 11:00 - 15:00 Sea Shanty singing at 12:30 Refreshments, Face painting, fun and games....Pirates and Parrots all welcome! :) See the lifeboats and pop in our well stocked RNLI Shop!

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 13 new photos to the album Hastings Lifeboat Station - Photos from the Past.

    Cyril & Lillian Bishop, Circa 1936

    Fabulous pictures of the Cyril & Lillian Bishop lifeboat, celebrating her return to the town this weekend

    With thanks to Colin Bond
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    Cyril & Lillian Bishop, Circa 1936

Fabulous pictures of the Cyril & Lillian Bishop lifeboat, celebrating her return to the town this weekend

With thanks to Colin Bond

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    Dave SmithGreat nostalgia. When you look back at the vessels they had then compared to now the rescues they achieved are nothing short of amazing.

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    Charmaine HardyLove these old photos.

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat StationWe have scanned more old photos from our archive of pictures! Please bear with us whilst we try to add descriptions and dates! In the meantime, please enjoy looking back in time :)

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    Kendrah HawleyGreat shots! Amazing how the scenery is the same but technology and design has moved on massively!

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    Simon CollinsGreat pics !!

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    John Thorpesome great pics of past crews

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    Terry Huggins100 years ago the lifeboat was often towed on its trolley to West St Leonards to be launched. I assume this was because it was quicker than rowing it from the Old Town and that if the emergency was to the East the boat was launched from the Stade area. Can anyone confirm this?

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat StationHi Terry, I have just spoken with an ex coxswain who confirmed that yes, the boat could often be launched quicker and safer if towed to a more suitable launching place. Launch sites were always dependant on weather and type/condition of casualty vessel

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    Jim BreedsI love these pictures! My grandfather was on the Hastings lifeboat in late 19th Century.

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat StationThere are many more pictures to come, we have found some really great photos and we cant wait to share them

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    Robin SilmanOf the 19 lifeboats that took part in the Dunkirk evacuation, I understand that only Margate (Lord Sutherland) & Ramsgate (Prudential) were manned by their own crews. Was it a RN crew that took yours?

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat StationI'm not sure Robin, I'll try and find out or maybe one of our followers will be able to answer?

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    Deborah Ann TubbYes, Cyril & L Bishop was manned by an RNLI crew. Closer lifeboats went straight over, western boats including Hythe went wtih RNLI crew owing to Naval problem in Dover - Hythe Coxswain unfairly dismissed for his part. Long story! Details on sussexhistoryforum.co.uk

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared their event.

    Come down to our fabulous Annual Station Open Day on the 10th July!

    This is a unique opportunity to walk around the station, meet the crew and go on board the lifeboat!
    See inside the oldest operational Lifeboat in the RNLI fleet, our Mersey Class Lifeboat 'Sealink Endeavour'. She has served at the station for over 25 years and has been on many rescues.

    Also attending are Hastings Coastguard, Sussex Police, RNLI Sea Safety Team, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and South East Coast Ambulance Service (subject to operational requirements). Tombola, games, RNLI Shop and much more!

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    Hastings Lifeboat Station Open Day

    July 10, 2016, 11:00am

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Time 11am-4pm The Lifeboat Station throws open its doors to locals and visitors alike to meet the crew and see the Lifeboats up close! Look on board our All Weather Lifeboat 'Sealink Endeavour' and see where we all sit and how it all works......even the kettle! Get up close to our Inshore Lifeboat 'Daphne May', chat with the crews, see our kit and listen to stories of our rescues Also attending are Hastings Coastguard, Sussex Police, RNLI Sea Safety Team, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and South East Coast Ambulance Service (subject to operational requirements). Tombola, games, RNLI Shop and much more!

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    A great photo of the Year 1 Claremont School pupils in the Hastings Observer this week!
    They were treated to a talk and tour of the Lifeboat Station by one of our volunteer speakers Ken!
    Ken has vounteered at the station for many years and is one of a team of speakers that help promote the work of the station and the RNLI.

    To book a group visit, please contact Shirley Hawley (Group Visits Co-Ordinator) on 01424 425502
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    A great photo of the Year 1 Claremont School pupils in the Hastings Observer this week!
They were treated to a talk and tour of the Lifeboat Station by one of our volunteer speakers Ken!  
Ken has vounteered at the station for many years and is one of a team of speakers that help promote the work of the station and the RNLI.  

To book a group visit, please contact Shirley Hawley (Group Visits Co-Ordinator) on 01424 425502

    A short video of our All Weather Lifeboat launching on Service on Tuesday night!

    This was a 'low water, falls launch' meaning that the MB Talus Tractor has to push the Lifeboat and her launching carraige out far enough to get some deep water! Even then the flat sea bed means the carraige can't tilt like it normally can so the Falls Ropes act as a type of catapault. When the Talus Tractor reverses hard it propells the lifeboat off the carraige! Hope that explains it simply?

    Video courtesy of one of our launch crew Mick Wickwar! Thanks Mick :)
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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat StationOr maybe not! 😁 nice video

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    Mick WickwarTalus took a big wave at 2min45 which actually gave the ALB enough depth to launch. You can just make out the boat horn above the wind at 2min53 as it launches... Good work :)

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    Brand new series about the RNLI and our volunteer crews starting on BBC1 next week!
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    BREAKING NEWS: Saving Lives At Sea will air on Wednesday, 13 July at 9pm on BBC One 📺. The brand new series documents the courageous work of our lifeboat crews and is part of the BBC’s Do Something Great season which celebrates and champions volunteers. Share and tag your friends to spread the word! More information coming soon!

    Brand new series about the RNLI and our volunteer crews starting on BBC1 next week!

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    Hastings All Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch at 00:21 this morning!
    They launched after Dover CG received an alert from the 20metre Survey Vessel 'Sea Mink' which was taking on water and had stability problems South East of Hastings.

    The ALB was tasked to assist with pumping water and to escort the vessel which was still making way and trying to head towards the port of Dover. However no assistance was required by our volunteer crew so the escort was transferred to Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat station.
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    #outonashout
Hastings All Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch at 00:21 this morning! 
They launched after Dover CG received an alert from the 20metre Survey Vessel Sea Mink which was taking on water and had stability problems South East of Hastings.

The ALB was tasked to assist with pumping water and to escort the vessel which was still making way and trying to head towards the port of Dover. However no assistance was required by our volunteer crew so the escort was transferred to Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat.
ALB returned to station at 03:30

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    Phil LanganGreat work team ..😎

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    Jerry CombrinckFantastic people. RNLI. What would we do without them. 👍

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    Judy PebodyWell done

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    Sue BeattieBusy crew. Well done. Proud ☺

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    A busy weekend for our volunteer crew so far!

    ILB was paged at 0550 on Saturday to a distressed person in the water off the De La Warr pavilion in Bexhill. On scene, volunteer crew liaised with Bexhill Coastguard and Bexhill Police to recover the casualty to an awaiting ambulance for a checkover.

    On Sunday the ILB was once more paged to assist with an upturned catamaran approx 1/4 mile south of the pier. Once on scene, crew transferred over but could not right the vessel so decided to tow as it was to shore where more crew were waiting to assist. When he owner was happy with the re-rigging of sail, he attempted to make his own way back to his launch site, however in a brisk SW breeze found it too difficult, so a tow was rigged and he was brought back to shore where he arranged transport for the vessel.
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    A busy weekend for our volunteer crew so far! 

ILB was paged at 0550 on Saturday to a distressed person in the water off the De La Warr pavilion in Bexhill. On scene, volunteer crew liaised with Bexhill Coastguard and Bexhill Police to recover the casualty to an awaiting ambulance for a checkover. 

On Sunday the ILB was once more paged to assist with an upturned catamaran approx 1/4 mile south of the pier. Once on scene, crew transferred over but could not right the vessel  so decided to tow as it was to shore where more crew were waiting to assist. When he owner was happy with the re-rigging of sail, he attempted to make his own way back to his launch site, however in a brisk SW breeze found it too difficult, so a tow was rigged and he was brought back to shore where he arranged transport for the vessel.

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    Melody AshleySo pleased he was ok. We was concerned as he looked in a struggle for some time so we call the emergencies services. X

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    Sue BeattieA huge well done. Busy busy. Proud of our crew ☺

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    Matthew BryantWell done everyone.

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    Jackie Sellenswell done everyone who helpeđ xxx

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    Kevin BurrowsNice pictures and a well done to the RNLI hastings lifeboat crew..............

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    Gayna Heidi Fiona MillsWell done very busy so proud of all the crew

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    Doris BrookesWhat did it go out for today???

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared RNLI's Reactions to The Breathe Test.

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    Our Breathe film is currently being shown in cinemas across the UK and Ireland - watch as we filmed people's reactions and asked what they thought. #RespectTheWater

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    Suzanne MillenNot long!!!

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared their event.

    Our next event is our fabulous Society Quiz on Tuesday 21st May!
    Click on the link below for more details

    It's also our Station Open Day on Sunday 10th July! A unique opportunity to go on board the lifeboats and meet the crew. Please see our events pages for more details :)
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    Hastings Lifeboat Society Quiz

    June 21, 2016, 7:00pm

    East Hastings Sea Angling Association

    Society Quiz in aid of HASTINGS LIFEBOAT 7:00pm at East Hastings Angling-Club TEAMS of 4, Raffle! Quiz fun for everyone, please support us?

    Hastings Lifeboat Society Quiz

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    Jacqui Robertsongetting it ready for you please come along hope i can try and do as well as June do my best Jacqui.

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    Wow, over 3,400 likes on our page!
    Your support is overwhelming 😊

    A massive welcome to all our new followers and a big thank you to everyone else that supports our page, we hope you find the feeds interesting, informative and fun?

    Updated by volunteer crew, you can also follow us on Twitter @hastingsrnli
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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 10 new photos.

    A few photographs from last night!

    We had a packed station for the Blessing of the Sea which also included a wonderful surprise visit from Benidorm Star Sheila Reid who duly signed our Coxswain's famous Drysuit while she was there.

    Members of the Crew and Society then had a sociable game of Crazy Golf which of course included a bit of friendly betting. The winner of the night Simon kindly donated his winnings to Prostate Cancer UK
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    A few photographs from last night!

We had a packed station for the Blessing of the Sea which also included a wonderful surprise visit from Benidorm Star Sheila Reid who duly signed our Coxswains famous Drysuit while she was there.

Members of the Crew and Society then had a sociable game of Crazy Golf which of course included a bit of friendly betting.  The winner of the night Simon kindly donated his winnings to Prostate Cancer UK

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    Kevin BurrowsLovely pictures

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    Prostate AlertNice thanks a lot :/

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    Exercise Launch!

    June 22, 2016, 6:00pm

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    Watch both Lifeboats launch on their fortnightly exercise! Launch 1800, Recover 2000 (Subject to operations) Best view from Harbour Arm :)

    Exercise Launch!

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    A full house for our Annual 'Blessing of The Sea Service' at the station tonight!

    A massive thank you to Sussex Brass and to everyone that came down to support this wonderful community event 😊
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    A full house for our Annual Blessing of The Sea Service at the station tonight!

A massive thank you to Sussex Brass and to everyone that came down to support this wonderful community event 😊

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    Kevin BurrowsSounds lovely, nice pictures........

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared a post.

    Sambalanco's brilliant track 'Jack in the Groove' is still available to download and on iTunes and Amazon

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    Huge thanks to everyone who has downloaded our track "Jack in the Groove" - all proceeds go to Hastings RNLI. We thought you might like to see the recording session - so here's the video. Feel free to share - and don't forget the download is still available at www.musicglue.com/sambalanco

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared their event.

    Our Coxswain Steve and his volunteer crew have to clean the Lifeboat for a third time this week after an exercise and two service calls! We want to have her all shiny in time for the Annual Blessing of the Sea on Wednesday!
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    Annual Blessing of The Sea

    June 15, 2016, 6:00pm

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Time TBC This is a traditional ceremony where the Lifeboats, local fishing fleet and boats from Hastings, along with all that go to Sea are blessed and those that have lost their lives at sea are remembered. Reverends from our Local Parrish lead the blessing from the stern of the Lifeboat and will be joined by Lifeboat Crew, Launchers and Volunteers from the Station Readings, Hymns and music from Sussex Brass All Welcome! Come along and join in?

    Annual Blessing of The Sea

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    Hastings All Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch on service at 0932 this morning
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Hastings All Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch on service at 0932 this morning
Details to follow

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    Kevin BurrowsWell done to the RNLI hastings lifeboat crew and have a safe rescue.........

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    Oliver James LeonardHope they are safe :)

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    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 17:38 this evening to go and assist a broken down fishing boat 4 miles off Hastings!
    The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and took the vessel under tow safely back to the beach at Hastings
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    Kevin BurrowsWell done to the RNLI hastings lifeboat crew..............

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    Sue BeattieWell done. Busy busy 😊

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    Tania CheshireThank goodness for you guys 😍

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    Around 190 people die at the coast each year. We want to see that number halved by 2024. If you get into trouble at the coast, know what to do: bit.ly/1Y6lJET #RespectTheWater

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared their event.

    Don't forget it's the Annual Blessing of the Sea next Wednesday!
    A traditional service held at the Lifeboat Station - please see our events page for more information?
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    Annual Blessing of The Sea

    June 15, 2016, 6:00pm

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Time TBC This is a traditional ceremony where the Lifeboats, local fishing fleet and boats from Hastings, along with all that go to Sea are blessed and those that have lost their lives at sea are remembered. Reverends from our Local Parrish lead the blessing from the stern of the Lifeboat and will be joined by Lifeboat Crew, Launchers and Volunteers from the Station Readings, Hymns and music from Sussex Brass All Welcome! Come along and join in?

    Annual Blessing of The Sea

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    Hastings ILB was requested to launch by Dover CG at 15:58 today after they received a 999 call from people in an inflatable, in difficulty off of Warrior Square.
    The ILB and her volunteer crew located the casualty and brought them safely back ashore
    No further assistance required
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    Kevin BurrowsWell done to the RNLI hastings lifeboat crew.............

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    Jean Ann May MillmanWell done to all

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    Hastings ALB was requested to launch by Dover Coastguard at 09:44 this morning!

    They were tasked to take over a tow from Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat station who had launched to a broken down fishing vessel in the shipping lane!
    The ALB and her volunteer crew liaised with Dungeness lifeboat and the casualty vessel approx 16 miles off Hastings and after transferring the tow the casualty is now safely moored in Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne
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    #outonashout
Hastings ALB was requested to launch by Dover Coastguard at 09:44 this morning!

They were tasked to take over a tow from Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat who had launched to a broken down fishing vessel in the shipping lane! 
The ALB and her volunteer crew liaised with Dungeness lifeboat and the casualty vessel approx 16 miles off Hastings and after transferring the tow the casualty is now safely moored in Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne

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    Rod ConstableOnce again guys, many many thanks.. I was one of those unlucky persons on board...I just want to say these guys were so polite and friendly and very professional......

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    Kevin BurrowsWell done to the RNLI hastings lifeboat crew and lovely pictures..........

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    Sue BeattieWell done guys 😀

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    The flags are up at RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station ready for the official launch of the RNLIs Respect The Water Campaign 2016 in 3 days time!

    Find out more - rnli.org/safety/respect-the-water/Pages/Safety.aspx
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    The flags are up at RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station ready for the official launch of the RNLIs Respect The Water Campaign 2016 in 3 days time! 

Find out more - http://rnli.org/safety/respect-the-water/Pages/Safety.aspx

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    Kevin BurrowsLovely picture of the rnli hastings lifeboat station.............

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    Our lifeboats will be launching on exercise tomorrow (subject to operations)!
    Launch 0900, Recover 1100
    Best view from Harbour! 😊
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    Wendy JonesEnjoy and be safe

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    Kate HebbornWould have been three to watch,but working!

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    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 11:38 by Dover CG after they received a report that a kayaker had become detached from his kayak whilst going ashore and it got blown out to sea.
    The ILB crew quickly located the kayak and returned it to its owner.
    A simple incident for the team which stops further calls to a drifting craft later on!
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    Kevin BurrowsWell done to the RNLI hastings lifeboat crew..........

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station updated their profile picture.

    A great picture of our crew by Conrad Lee Photography for Hastings Voice magazine!

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    A great magazine about Hastings and its people!
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    A great picture of our crew by Conrad Lee Photography for Hastings Voice magazine! 

http://issuu.com/hastingsvoice/docs/hv_magazine_-_june_2016/1

A great magazine about Hastings and its people!

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat StationA great magazine about Hastings and its people! Check out the article about us

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    Conrad Lee PhotographyYou guys were awesome. Do check out my blog which has got a few more pics :) conrad00.wix.com/conradleephotography#!Shoot-diary-RNLI-Hastings-Lifeboat/anqad/574858370cf25d206...

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    Hastings VoiceAmazing photo and an amazing crew! :D Thank you for the photo <3

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    Terry LoftusThank you for everything

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    Emily ChambersReal superheroes.

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    Kevin BurrowsLovely picture

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    Look who's appeared on the front of Hastings Voice this month!

    Proud to be on the front cover!
    Thank you to Conrad Lee Photography for coming down to take the pictures of our crews 😊

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    OUT NOW! June issue of Hastings Voice Magazine. Read it here: issuu.com/hastingsvoice/docs/hv_magazine_-_june_2016/1

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    Conrad Lee Photographythank you to all of you. Keep up the great work! :)

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    Hastings VoiceWhat an amazing photo guys! :D Keep up the amazing work <3

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    VOLUNTEER STEWARDS WANTED?

    Do you have a few spare hours a week that you could dedicate to Hastings Lifeboat Station?

    Our team of Stewards are on hand to talk to the public and tell them all about Hastings Lifeboat and the work of the RNLI.
    To find out more, please call Shirley Hawley on 01424 425502 and leave a message
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    VOLUNTEER STEWARDS WANTED?

Do you have a few spare hours a week that you could dedicate to Hastings Lifeboat Station? 

Our team of Stewards are on hand to talk to the public and tell them all about Hastings Lifeboat and the work of the RNLI. 
To find out more, please call Shirley Hawley on 01424 425502 and leave a message

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared their event.

    Our next event is the Annual Blessing of the Sea on the 15th June!
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    Annual Blessing of The Sea

    June 15, 2016, 6:00pm

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Time TBC This is a traditional ceremony where the Lifeboats, local fishing fleet and boats from Hastings, along with all that go to Sea are blessed and those that have lost their lives at sea are remembered. Reverends from our Local Parrish lead the blessing from the stern of the Lifeboat and will be joined by Lifeboat Crew, Launchers and Volunteers from the Station Readings, Hymns and music from Sussex Brass All Welcome! Come along and join in?

    Annual Blessing of The Sea

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    May 27 - June 4 1940 The British Expeditionary Force was evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk.The Hastings lifeboat Cyril and Lilian Bishop took part in the evacuation crossing the Channel, whilst the larger fishing boats went to Dover but were not used.

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    Doris BrookesAh but there is more to come !!!!!!

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    Kevin BurrowsLovely picture

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared Hastings and Area, Past and Present's photo.

    A great Hastings RNLI story from the 28th May 1904!
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    It's May 28th 1904. #OTD, the morale of the Hastings station was boosted in the summer of 1904 by the award of the RNLI's silver medal to Alfred 'Biddy' Stonham (later best known as 'Biddy the Tubman'). Biddy saved the life of Charles 'Doctor' Gallop, skipper of the fishing boat William and Maria, when she struck a harbour pile on May 28, 1904. The vessel sank almost immediately. Three of the four crew were rescued by a row boat, but 'Doctor' Gallop drifted off to the eastward. Biddy plunged into the sea, swam out to him and pulled him ashore, watched by a cheering crowd. Biddy was presented with the Institution's silver medal by the Mayor at a public meeting in the Market Hall a few weeks later. Photo shows the Hastings Lifeboat The Charles Arkcoll's crew, in about 1925. Left to right, standing: Coxswain Jack Plummer, George 'Louis' White, Tom Button, Alfred 'Biddy' Stonham, Fred 'Tedder' 'Thomas, Frank 'Ginger Daniel' Martin, Albert 'Black Daniel' Martin, Tom 'Sequoia' Baily, Tom 'Oxo' Richardson, 'Casher' Winborn. Seated: Jack 'Tush' Hamilton, Fred 'Pipe' Button (?), Mike Eason, John 'Spider' Stubberfield.

    A great Hastings RNLI story from the 28th May 1904!

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    Finished editing the next Hastings Voice Magazine cover for June! Super excited. Here's a hint of what it might be related to! Want to guess? For those who might already know... shhhh :P

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat's post.

    A great exercise with our colleagues from Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat on Sunday!
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    A great exercise with RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station on Sunday!

    A great exercise with our colleagues from Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat on Sunday!

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 10 new photos.

    New crew member Andy went afloat on our exercise this morning! The crew gave him a guided tour of the lifeboat and showed him all of the kit & equipment we carry on board to help us do our lifesaving work.
    We also carried out bilge pumping, familiarisation of the First Aid Kit and basic boat drills!
    Our flank independent station Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat even paid us a visit and got to practise some towing exercises!
    We even had time for a quick cuppa! Phew :)
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    New crew member Andy went afloat on our exercise this morning!  The crew gave him a guided tour of the lifeboat and showed him all of the kit & equipment we carry on board to help us do our lifesaving work.
We also carried out bilge pumping, familiarisation of the First Aid Kit and basic boat drills! 
Our flank independent station Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat  even paid us a visit and got to practise some towing exercises!
We even had time for a quick cuppa!  Phew :)

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    Exercise Launch

    May 22, 2016, 9:00am

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    Exercise Launch

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    #outonashout
    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 12:39 today after Dover Coastguard received reports of a small boat with 3 people on board drifting quickly towards Fairlight.
    The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and found that they were unable to start their outboard but otherwise ok.
    The ILB took the boat under tow and landed them safely back on the beach at Rock a Nore
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    Heather HenryI saw the whole thing as I was swimming just after they want out and they from what I saw couldn't get their engine to start as they set off , in fact they were trying to row which judging by the fast flow was a bit unwise , you guys are amazing ☺

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    Joe KnightWell done 😃

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    Sue BeattieWell done guys 😊

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    Kathleen FultonGood job ☺

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    Chris EldridgeWonder who

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared Sea Cadets Hastings's post.

    We hope you enjoyed your visit Sea Cadets Hastings! :)
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    Junior Sea Cadets visit to Hastings Lifeboat Station, we all had a great time and learnt a lot about the station and it's volunteers.

    We hope you enjoyed your visit Sea Cadets Hastings! :)

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    Nicky BowieWe all had a great evening. Thank you very much for giving up your time to talk to the cadets and showing them around the station.

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station updated their cover photo.

    A great photograph of our ALB being recovered after our exercise Wednesday evening
    Credit: Brian Bailey via Hastings Old Town Appreciation Group
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    A great photograph of our ALB being recovered after our exercise Wednesday evening
Credit:  Brian Bailey via Hastings Old Town Appreciation Group

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    Vera CostenBeautiful photography!

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    Diane HouseBeautiful picture.

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    Jean Ann May MillmanLovely sunset

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    Viki StapleyAmazing pic! 😊

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    For tonight's exercise we have come over to Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne for prospective Coxswain training.
    The pontoons enable us to practice close quarter manoeuvring and coming alongside, something we can't practice at Hastings
    Hello RNLI Eastbourne :)
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    For tonights exercise we have come over to Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne for prospective Coxswain training. 
The pontoons enable us to practice close quarter manoeuvring and coming alongside, something we cant practice at Hastings
Hello RNLI Eastbourne :)

    VOLUNTEER SHOP STAFF WANTED!
    Do you have a few hours a week that you could donate to Hastings Lifeboat Station?
    Our busy RNLI shop needs more volunteers to help out......weekdays and weekends, mornings and afternoons!
    Please call Jacqui on 01424 461034 if you are interested, thank you :)
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    Kate TugwellDo it Dunk.

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared a post.

    A massive thank you to Sambalanco and to everyone that has downloaded the track so far!
    Watch this great video of their recording session
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    Huge thanks to everyone who has downloaded our track "Jack in the Groove" - all proceeds go to Hastings RNLI. We thought you might like to see the recording session - so here's the video. Feel free to share - and don't forget the download is still available at www.musicglue.com/sambalanco

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    Hastings ILB was requested to launch by Dover Coastguard at 16:35 this afternoon after they received reports of people clinging to rocks and possibly in difficulty near Hastings Old Town.
    The ILB and her volunteer crew launched within a few minutes and started a thorough search of the area.
    After nothing was found and Dover CG unable to get back to the first informant, the ILB was stood down.
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    #outonashout
Hastings ILB was requested to launch by Dover Coastguard at 16:35 this afternoon after they received reports of people clinging to rocks and possibly in difficulty near Hastings Old Town.
The ILB and her volunteer crew launched within a few minutes and started a thorough search of the area.
After nothing was found and Dover CG unable to get back to the first informant, the ILB was stood down.

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    Exercise Launch!

    May 11, 2016, 5:30pm

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    Watch the Lifeboat launch on its fortnightly exercise! Launch 17:30 ish, Recover 20:00 (Subject to operations) Best view from Hastings Harbour Arm

    Exercise Launch!

    A massive well done to our crew member Ashley White who completed his week long Crew Course at The Lifeboat College yesterday!
    The crews were tested in Sea Survival Training, Firefighting, Basic Seamanship and much more!
    Ashley is pictured back row, 5th from left.

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    A massive well done to our crew member Ashley White who completed his week long Crew Course at The Lifeboat College yesterday!
The crews were tested in Sea Survival Training, Firefighting, Basic Seamanship and much more!
Ashley is pictured back row, 5th from left.

Credit:  Stuart Taylor via Facebook

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    Sue BeattieCongratulations and well done Ashley 😀

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    Jacqui Robertsonwell done congratulations Ashley

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    NEXT EXERCISE

    Published on April 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

    Wednesday 29th April, Launch 1800, Recover 2000 (Subject to operations).  Best view from Harbour Arm

     
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    EVENTS AT HASTINGS LIFEBOAT STATION

    Published on April 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

    Future Events at Hastings Lifeboat Station!

    * 4th May 10am-4pm REFRESHMENTS AT THE LIFEBOAT STATION
    Its the Hastings Traditional ‘Jack in the Green’ Event on the 4th of May and is also a day when thousands of motorcyclists descend on the town forming part of the ‘May Day Run’. The atmosphere in Town is amazing and is one of the biggest events of the year. The Lifeboat Station will be serving Tea, Coffee and Refreshments to Morris Dancers, Motorcyclists, Locals and Visitors alike between 10am & 4pm.The shop is open for all your RNLI gifts and the Station is open to view the Lifeboat and equipment (viewing Platform and interactive displays). Pop in and say hi? 🙂

    * 16th June 7:30pm SOCIETY QUIZ.  Come along to our fantastic quiz? Teams of 4, only £2pp. Raffle! At: East Hastings Sea Angling Association, The Stade, Old Town

    * 17th June 7:30pm BLESSING OF THE SEA.  This is a traditional ceremony where the Lifeboats, local fishing fleet and boats from Hastings, along with all that go to Sea are blessed and those that have lost their lives at sea are remembered.  Reverends from our Local Parrish lead the blessing from the stern of the Lifeboat and will be joined by Lifeboat Crew, Launchers and Volunteers from the Station.  Readings, Hymns and music from Sussex Brass.  All Welcome! Come along and join in?

    Please see our Facebook Pages for more details on our events https://www.facebook.com/Hastingslifeboat/events

     
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    SPRING FLING EVENT A CRACKING SUCCESS

    Published on April 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

    An amazing £441 was raised at our Spring Fling on the 4th April!
    Many people attended throughout the day contributing to its success.

    Along with selling Tea, Coffee and Cakes we had Shanty Singers,  singing from ‘Now & Then’ A Capella Group, an Easter Bonnet parade and Best Decorated Egg Competition

    A massive thank you to all the Lifeboat volunteers who helped make the day such a success including the Society, crew and launchers, the Easter Bunny, the singers and to everyone who turned up to support us.  It was a great day

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    LAUNCH CREW RUNNING FOR FUEL!

    Published on March 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

    Help keep our Inshore Lifeboat fuelled up!
    Launch crew from Hastings are running the Half Marathon on the 22nd March in aid of Hastings Lifeboat Station
    Please show your support by visiting their fundraising page to find out why they are running and how you can donate?

    https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/hastingslifeboat2015

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    WELCOME DONATION FROM PETT LEVEL!

    Published on March 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

    Crew and launchers from Hastings Lifeboat and RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station gathered at The New Beach Club, Pett Level last weekend pettto gratefully receive a cheque for the money raised at last year’s Annual Harvest Home Auction.
    Hastings and Rye RNLI were each presented with a massive £1108.00 from members of the club and HM Coastguard Rye Bay.
    Thank you so much for the donation guys, it is really appreciated and will be put towards saving life at sea

     
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