STATION NOTICE - Our lifeboat station remains operational but will not be open to visitors Due to the developing coronavirus situation and in order to protect our supporters, staff and volunteers, we are now CLOSED until further notice. Our lifeboats will continue to launch to those in danger at sea but we are taking this step because it is our priority to ensure the safety of our teams and ensure we can continue to run our lifesaving service. We hope to re-open soon but in the meantime, we would appreciate your continued support.


Newbiggin Lifeboat Day 2020

Details of the event are under consideration but the event is planned for Sunday 19th July 2020 with the Blessing of the Boats planned for Sunday 12th July 2020. However the decision as to whether the event goes ahead is still under consideration and in line with official advice.

 




Newbiggin Boxing Day Dip 2019

It is not too late to get involved and take the plunge on Boxing Day. 

All welcome for the 11.00am event so please come along and support us.

 Refreshments available.

More details then call 01670 817320 


Newbiggin RNLI Lifeboat Carol Service

A Christmas celebration and carol service will take place at St Bartholomew's Church on Friday 13th December 2019 at 7.00pm. 

Refreshments will be served afterwards. Please come along and join us for this annual event. 


Newbiggin Lifeboat day 2019

Preparations for this year's lifeboat day are well advanced thanks to the work of the volunteer team.

Newbiggin's Blessing of the Lifeboat service this Sunday 21st July 2019 signals the countdown to next weekend's lifeboat day on Sunday 28th July 2019.

The very popular 'Blessing' will take place in the lifeboat station at 3.00pm with the service undertaken by Newbiggin lifeboat Chaplain. The lifeboat blessing is an established tradition in the lifeboat calendar here with the service very much as a preamble to next weekend's Lifeboat Day. Refreshments will be served in the lifeboat station after the blessing.

The following Sunday 28th July 2019 sees Newbiggin Lifeboat Day getting underway at 1.30pm with a variety of stalls and attractions in and around the lifeboat station. There will be displays and demonstrations undertaken by the lifeboat subject to operational demands throughout the afternoon.

For those wishing to enjoy a selection of home made cakes and scones the boathouse will be serving these along with hot and cold drinks. Stalls include coffee and tea, tombola, souvenirs, bric a brac, kids rides with lots of other entertainment on the day.

Throughout the afternoon there will also be live entertainment with West Coast Band and Steel-By-The-Sea

Please come along and give us your support for our major fundraising day. There is ample free parking at Church Point next to Newbiggin Maritime Centre and this promises to be a busy day for our coastal community with a variety of events taking place.

ENDS



Lifeboat Fundraising Weekend - Golf and Tea


Two events are to be held over the forthcoming May bank holiday weekend to raise funds for Newbiggin RNLI. 

The first event is the very popular Annual Newbiggin Golf Club Lifeboat Day on Friday 4th May 2018. To book a tee time call the Golf Club on 01670 817344 and speak to the Golf Club Pro. The entry fee is £10 per person or £5 for members.

On the afternoon of Sunday 6th May 2018 the Newbiggin RNLI fundraising team are holding a Tea and Coffee event in the lifeboat station. The door are open from 1.00pm until 4.00pm with refreshments and other items for sale.

ENDS



Newbiggin Boxing Day Dip 2017

'Newbiggin RNLI Lifeboat Station will be hosting this year's Boxing Day Dip in Newbiggin Bay.The event will take place at 11.00 from the promenade adjacent Bridge Street on the seafront. Anyone interested in taking part can obtain a registration form from Newbiggin Lifeboat Station any Sunday between 10.00am and 1.00pm otherwise they will be available on the day of the dip at 10.30am both in the Lifeboat House and on the promenade adjacent Bridge Street.

Refreshments will be available in the lifeboat station during the event.

Sponsorship forms to raise funds for the RNLI are also available in the lifeboat station - BUT also, anyone wishing to raise money for their own chosen charity is encouraged to join us at the Boxing Day Dip.

Further information is available on Sunday mornings from the Lifeboat Station or call 01670 817320.

ENDS

Let me know if you require any further details and thanks for your continued support

Regards

Richard Martin
07980 010544



Newbiggin Lifeboat Day 2017 Events

Newbiggin's Blessing of the Lifeboat service this Sunday 23rd  July 2017 signals the countdown to next weekend's lifeboat day on Sunday 30th July 2017.

The very popular 'Blessing' will take place in the lifeboat station at 3.00pm with the service undertaken by Newbiggin lifeboat Chaplain Reverend Peter Sinclair. The lifeboat blessing is an established tradition in the lifeboat calendar here with the service very much as a preamble to next weekend's Lifeboat Day. Refreshments will be served in the lifeboat station after the blessing.

The following Sunday 30th  July 2017 sees Newbiggin Lifeboat Day getting underway at 1.30pm with a variety of stalls and attractions in and around the lifeboat station. There will be displays and demonstrations undertaken by the lifeboat subject to operational demands throughout the afternoon.

For those wishing to enjoy a selection of home made cakes and scones the boathouse will be serving these along with hot and cold drinks.

Throughout the afternoon Koast Radio will be broadcasting live on the adjacent sea front.

Please come along and give us your support for our major fundraising day. There is ample free parking at Church Point next to Newbiggin Maritime Centre and this promises to be a busy day for our coastal community with a variety of events taking place.


Lifeboat Carol Service 2016

After the success of the 2015 service this year's event will again be held in St. Bartholomew's Church on Friday 9th December 2016 at 6.00pm.


Christmas Fair 2016

Details to be announced soon - watch this space.


Open Air Service at Newbiggin Lifeboat 2016

On Sunday 24th July 2016 at 3.00pm Newbiggin Lifeboat Station will host the annual Open Air Service at the boathouse which signals the start of the major fundraising week by the Ladies of Newbiggin Ladies Lifeboat Guild. The dedicated group of fundraisers drive a number of events starting on Sunday to raise funds for this wholly voluntary supported sea rescue organisation. These events are in addition to the regular fundraising initiatives which they run throughout the year. Sunday's established event in the lifeboat station at Newbiggin, is a service which not only celebrates the work of the RNLI but sees the local fishing vessels, including the lifeboat, blessed.



Lifeboat Day 2016 

Sunday, 31st July 2016  sees Newbiggin Lifeboat Day getting underway at 1.30pm with a variety of stalls and attractions in and around the lifeboat station.

There will be displays and demonstrations undertaken by the lifeboat subject to operational demands throughout the afternoon.

For those wishing to enjoy a selection of home made cakes and scones the boathouse will be serving these along with hot and cold drinks.

Throughout the afternoon music and commentary will be provided by Koast Radio who are supporting the event with a live broadcast from the Bay.


Newbiggin Easter Fair

The Newbiggin Ladies Fundraising Team are holding an Easter Fair on Sunday 27th March 2016.

The fundraising event takes place on Easter Sunday at Newbiggin lifeboat station. The event gets underway from 1.00pm until 4.00pm with ample free parking at Church Point next to Newbiggin Maritime Centre. The Lifeboat Fundraising team who are organising the event will have a number of stalls in the lifeboat boathouse including tombola, souvenirs, raffle, cake stall and bric a brac. During the afternoon tea and coffee will be served and the lifeboat will be on display.

For further details please contact 01670 817320


Boxing Day Dip 2015

A selection of images from a popular Newbiggin event