The Freshwater Lifeboat is entirely reliant on donations from the community. We greatly appreciate the donations individuals and local businesses have made over the years.
As part of our current 5 year plan we are hoping to raise enough to rebuild our slipway and align and extend our current Boathouse. To make it as easy as possible to donate to the FILB we have setup, and listed below, a few different ways to do so.
What are the benefits?
You will be Issued with membership card and badge, receive several newsletters per year (by snail mail if no email) plus regular additional email updates.
Membership is also a prerequisite to being able to vote on FILB matters at the AGM. You will also be invited to attend the AGM dinner each year, always a great evening at very reasonable cost. If you tick the relevant part of the form we will also be able to claim Gift Aid on your membership and any future donations you may wish to make. A signature is no longer required for this, just an acceptance tick, name and address including post code
You can download the membership application form here
The three independent lifeboats which serve the waters around the Isle of Wight have joined together in a fundraising initiative to form Island Independent Lifeboats and the FILB receives a third of the proceeds.
Entry is only £2 a week, and there are no weekly entries to fill in, just pick 4 numbers between 1 and 31 and fill them on the application form. You only need to do this once.
Find out more and apply here
£52 which covers 6 months entries or pay by monthly or quarterly Standing Order.
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To donate to our cause, please text FILB5 to 70085 to donate £5 This text will cost you £5, plus a standard network rate message. Alternative amounts that can also be donated are £1, £2, £3, £4, £5, £10, £15 and £20. Thank you!
ATTN: FILB Treasurer.
The Boathouse, Freshwater Bay,
Isle of Wight,
You may want to remember us in your will.
In the summer months you can bring your donations directly to the shop in Freshwater Bay.
If you would like to give us a piece of equipment or make a donation specifically towards a piece of equipment - for example crew safety wear - please contact the Treasurer in the first instance.
We have a lively trade in second hand books running from the shop. Please bring your books to the shop during opening hours. Coop funeral services are also collecting books for us at all the branches over the Island.