Lifeboat Funders

From our Branch Historian Les Bridgewater comes this list of organisations that have funded lifeboats


Funder Lifeboat Name Type Stationed
Birds Eye Foods Birds Eye Oakley 37-25 New Quay
BBC Blue Peter Blue Peter 1-7 (25 Boats) Various 7 stations
British Petroleum B.P. Forties Arun 54-05 Aberdeen
Boy Scout Association The Scout Waveney 44-018 Hartlepool
The Churches Association The Good Shepherd Tyne 47-012 Relief fleet
Girl Guide Association Guide of Dunkirk S.R.S. 35’6″ Cadgwith
Himley Hall Sailing Club Himley Hall Atlantic 21 B-530 Macduff
Ancient Order of Forresters Forresters Future Brede 33-08 Relief fleet
Inner Wheel Clubs Inner Wheel Brede 33-07 Poole / Calshot
MacRoberts trust Lady MacRobert Solent 48-014 Montrose
Baltic Exchange Various (7 Boats) Various Salcombe (current)
Bellsize Charity Belsize Charitable Trust C class C-516 St Ives
The Lofthouse family Fishermans Friend Mersey 12-33 Relief fleet
London Underwriters Institute of London Underwriters Atlantic 21 B-579 Clacton
Order of Oddfellows Unity of Oddfellows Atlantic 75 B-702 Sherringham
Newspaper Society Newsbuoy Arun 52-31 Relief Fleet
Sealink Ferries Sealink Endeavour Mersey 12-02 Hastings
R.A.O.C Spirit of R.A.O.C. D class D-461 Looe
Vandervell Foundation Tony Vandervell Arun 54-34 Weymouth
Bingo Association Bingo Lifeline Mersey 12-25 Relief Fleet
UK Constabularies Her Majesty the Queen Mersey 12-30 Relief Fleet
Worshipful Company of Shipwrights Royal Shipwright Mersey 12-004 Relief Fleet
Grand Lodge of Freemasons The Duchess of Kent Arun 52-20 Relief Fleet
Mark Master Masons Mark Mason Tamar 16-11 Angle
CISTOPEL (Civil Service, BT and Post Office) Various (43 Boats) Various Various