Caister Lifeboat - 40 Years of Independence!
Caister Lifeboat


To raise money to ensure our Lifeboats remains on station and operational we  appreciate any help from individuals and organisations etc, who can help us by organising fund raising events.

It costs around £4,000 per week to keep our service maintained and availabe for those who need it so fundraising is very important

 We have collection boxes , or a speaker can be available to attend your event to give background details of the station and the history of our lifeboats.

If you wish to help or require further information Please contact The Chairman of Caister Lifeboat, Paul Garrod, who will be pleased to deal personally with your request or forward details to the appropriate person in our organisation.

Telephone: 01493 722001


The Lifeboat Station 
Tan Lane
NR30 1DJ

What's On..........

We have lots of things planned for this year,The Caister Lifeboat Experience opens at 10.00 until 1530 Sundays and Wednesdays from the 14th April through to October. We will be here all Bank Holidays and open on Thursdays throughout the School holidays from the  July.

** We launch both our  lifeboats on exercise on the first Sunday of each Month at around 10am (except on Fete day the 6th August ).In November we launch on Remembrance Sunday the 12th

And for 2017

Lifeboat Experience Opens Sunday 15th April

Easter Egg Hunt - Good Fri 13 to Easter Mon 17 April - children are sent on a trail around the historic lifeboat and shed to find they way to a chocolate treat! See our Inshore Lifeboat at our local Tesco store in Caister and meet our crew

Model Boat Club - Sunday 30 April - Model boats and trucks take over the lifeboat shed with a range of static and movig displays, as well as all the advice you could ask if you're interested in model-making.

MG Car Club Rally - from 0800 to 1000 BH Monday 1 May - dozens of classic MG sports cars gather at the Caister Lifeboat Station Car Park - while the drivers have their breakfast with us, take a look at their pride and joy.

Dog Show - Sunday 14 May-"We wouldn't dare to call it the Crufts of Caister - but judge for yourselves as dozens of mutts strutt their stuff at this fun day out!"We do have schedules printed of the days events- If you would like one of these please phone Julie on 01493 718863

Flower Festival - Sat 27 to BH Mon 29th May - local flower clubs, florists and amateur flower arrangers fill the old lifeboat shed with colour and fragrances which will make you feel like spring has arrived!

Classic Car Auto Jumble 25th June - A collection of classic car spares and a wealth of knowledge on the cars of yesteryear. To book a stall contact Zane on 7711214790

Caister Lifeboat Fete & Family Fun Day - Sun 6th August - where you could win a trip out to sea on Britain's fastest lifeboat - with fun for all the family with games, live entertainment and some amazing prizes on offer in the big raffle!

Caister Lifeboat goes to Joyland 26th August - meet the crew and take a guided tour of Britain's fastest lifeboat as the crew pitch up outside Joyland on Great Yarmouth's golden mile.

Heritage Open days Thursday 7th and Sunday 10th September- Come on a guided tour of Caister Beach and the Lifeboat Station and learn about sandbanks and shipwrecks off our coast which have led to some of the most dramatic rescues in our history .Please book with Derek on 07979086981

Amateur Radio and Electronics Rally - Saturday 9 September - for VHF and long-wave enthusiasts, we have some of the latest gadgets and some second-hand bargains for those who are interested in the world of communications.

Art Festival - various dates between 1 and 15 October - local artists hang their works of art around the lifeboat shed, often capturing scenes of our beautiful coast and anything else that inspires them. With a resident artist throughout the festival you could even commission your own piece of work!

Remembrance Service Launch - Sunday 12 November - the crew launch on Armistice Day to honour those who lost their lives in conflict, and lay wreaths on behalf of the parish and supporters out to sea with a brief service and two-minute silence observed as a mark of respect.

The Annual Famous Caister Lifebaot Beer Festival ... not in 2017

Our Famous School Carol Concert Sunday (date to be agreed) December


There are lots of ways you may be able to support us at the Lifeboat.

Apart from raising vital and essential funds you might like to help in our shop or act as a guide around the Hertitage Centre and lifeboat sheds. A day here or there, or perhaps just a few hours  .. it all counts in keeping the Lifeboats and Crews operational and available.

More details from our Friends Co-ordinator, Mike Randall, see the next Friends Edition or contact us direct at the Lifeboat Station

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The Lifeboat Station, Tan lane, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk NR30 5DJ