RNLI Bicentenary 1824 – 2024

On Monday 4th March 2024 at 11.30am, the RNLI celebrated its second century at a service in Westminster Abbey attended by HRH the Duke of Kent.

Isle of Wight Events

Thursday 21st March: Signing of the Bicentenary Scroll took place at RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Centre, East Cowes; at Cowes RNLI Lifeboat Station; and at Bembridge RNLI Lifeboat Station

Friday 22nd March: Signing of the Bicentenary Scroll: took place at Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat Station

Saturday 11th May: RNLI presence at Riverfest, Newport Quay 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Saturday 11th May: Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat Station: Lifeboat Station Centenary and  RNLI Bicentenary Gala Ball at Royal Solent Yacht Club, Yarmouth

Friday 24th May: Churches Together Service  at RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Centre, East Cowes

Saturday 25th May: East Cowes Town Council celebrates 200 years of lifeboat building in East Cowes

Sunday 26th May: Public Open Day at RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Centre, East Cowes 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Saturday 15th June: Round the Island Race, Cowes (RNLI is chosen Charity)

Saturday 13th/ Sunday 14th July: RNLI is at the Isle of Wight County Show, Northwood

Saturday 27th July – Friday 2nd August: Cowes Week (RNLI is joint charity

Sunday 28th July: Regatta Service, Holy Trinity Church Cowes with RNLI theme

31st July: Schools and photography competitions close (see below for entry)

Thursday 1st August – “One Crew” event at all RNLI Lifeboat Stations

The IOW RNLI Lifeboat Board has announced two projects to commemorate the Bicentenary, to raise awareness of the RNLI and to further inspire future generations of supporters:

• Please Click Here to access the Isle of Wight Photography Competition

• Please Click Here to access the Isle of Wight Schools Mini-lifeboat Competition

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