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Circumnavigating the IOW - on foot for Hamble Lifeboat because Raising awareness and Funds for Lifeboat and SVDC

132 %
raised of £1,000 target
by 30 supporters
  • Team members: Marie, Rosie, Ackers, Grenville, Erin and Ian (of Hamble Lifeboat)
  • Event: The Wight Wobble, 10 May 2019 to 12 May 2019
  • Team: The Wight Wobblers

Hamble Lifeboat

Hamble Lifeboat is an independent Lifeboat Service which was founded in 1968. We operate in the Solent and Southampton waters and receive on average about 120 Incidents per year. We rely on donations from the general public to fund the continued operation of the service.

Charity Registration No. 265661


Our Lifeboat crew are going to attempt to walk around the Isle of Wight. All 68 miles plus. We call it the Great WIGHT WOBBLE.
We’re trying to raise money to purchase new Personal Protection Equipment (the present lets in water!), plus the training necessary to put crew into the water to help casualties. It’s an essential part of what we do.

This year’s Crew have elected to equally Help the SOUTHAMPTON VETERANS CENTRE.

Why? During Hamble Lifeboat's 50 years of being on-call, serving, or ex-serving, men and woman of the Armed Forces have always been part of the crew. Presently aboard we have Crew Marie Whitehouse (serving RN Officer) and Coxswain Paul Ackland (Ex Royal Signals). They nominated the Veterans Centre and the whole crew agreed.

We’re walking Friday 10th. May - Sunday 12th. May. 

We hope you can help. Thank You.

SVDC is all about providing local Veterans with a helping hand.  The Centre, based in Woolston, is fundraising to provide a dental centre, a therapy centre and to purchase a minibus for the many veterans, some who suffer from PTSD, some with mental health. Some just need a refuge among friends.

Hamble Lifeboat, a financially independent lifeboat, relies solely on donations from the people of Hamble and those that ply the local waters.  It takes £60,000.00 per year to run and maintain the boat, kit the crew and train them to the very highest standard. 

As per last years “Hamble Ramble” all funds raised will be split equally between the Hamble Lifeboat and the Southampton Veterans Centre.


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