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Forthcoming Events

It is only through the support of the many supporters across the country that the RNLI can continue to provide lifesaving services. Every year we hold a number of fundraising events which give you an opportunity to see the work of the RNLI at first hand and to help us raise money for the Lizard Lifeboat Station..

Dates for your diary 2018

Whether you live locally or plan to visit The Lizard, here are some of the events planned for 2018 all of which raise money to support The Lizard Lifeboat Station. 
You are also welcome to visit the Lifeboat Station, which is open daily (except at Christmas), where one of our volunteers will be available to talk about the station, the lifeboat and the crew.

On Tuesdays at 6.30 pm the lifeboat is launched on exercise and you can watch this from inside the station or from the path.
These launches and some of the events below are dependent on the weather and the lifeboat’s operational commitments. Call the station on 01326-290451 or go to our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest information.

We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our events!


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CHRISTMAS CAROLAIRE (in the Boathouse)


2015 Review

4th December 2015

The Lizard Lifeboat Station hosts fourth
annual Christmas Carolaire.

Christmas is really underway now The Lizard Lifeboat Station has hosted their annual Christmas Carolaire on Friday 4th December.

Visitors were welcomed to the station and treated to an evening of festive carol singing accompanied by Helston Town Band and the children from Landewednack School Choir. A Christmas raffle and seasonal refreshments including mulled wine and mince pies were served throughout the evening by members of the fund raising team.

Now in its fourth year the event was hailed as another success with many visitors saying that it is an evening that really starts the Christmas festivities in The Lizard village and local community.

Grateful thanks and appreciation go to the Rev Peter Sharpe and the Rev Steve Swann who compared the evening aboard RNLB “Rose”, Helston Town Band, Travis Perkins -Helston who kindly donated a generator and outside lighting, the children from Landewednack School Choir, Zoar Garage and The Top House Inn.

All at The Lizard Lifeboat Station would like to thank everyone who attended the Carolaire and wish everyone a very safe and Happy Christmas.

Lyndsay Bray
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station 

Photographs show:

  • The Landewednack School Choir accompanied by the crew on board RNLB “Rose”.
  • Rev Peter Sharpe and Rev Steve Swann who led the Carolaire.
  • The congregation inside the boathouse and Helston Town Band prior to the Carolaire.


28th November 2015 

Lizard Lifeboat Fundraising Committee
host a Christmas Bazaar

Fundraisers for The Lizard Lifeboat hosted a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 28th November and the first such event was hailed as a great success. Despite the dreadful weather visitors filled The Lizard Reading Room which was the venue for this very Christmassy array of seasonal craft, local produce, RNLI souvenirs and lots more.

Huge thanks were expressed to all of the stall holders and to those who had kindly donated refreshments, raffle prizes and homemade crafts to be sold in aid of the lifeboat.

The Fundraising Committee were delighted to raise £525.00 for The Lizard Lifeboat throughout the afternoon, adding their thanks to everyone who had braved the weather to buy their Christmas treats.

Lyndsay Bray
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station

Photographs show:

  • David & Janet Gascoigne selling lifeboat souvenirs.
  • Marianna Baxter and daughter Honor selling their homemade crafts.
  • Lifeboat fundraising committee member Jan Waring selling her homemade Christmas cakes accompanied by Ryan Gorton.
  • Colin Thomas with his homemade “Poltesco Preserves”
  • Rona Amis and daughter Dora from Tregullas Farm selling their locally grown produce and fresh meat.

18th August 2015 

The Lizard Lifeboat Station hosts another
spectacular lifeboat day

Kilcobben Cove at The Lizard was the setting for another superb lifeboat day hosted by the crew, shore crew and fundraisers from The Lizard Lifeboat station. Visitors were wowed by The Lizard Lifeboat “Rose” and guided tours of the impressive boat took place throughout the day.  

Lifeboat souvenirs and the new 2016 Lizard Lifeboat calendar could be purchased and refreshments including a BBQ and Cornish cream teas were served throughout the afternoon. Visitors could also guess the weight of the huge Cornish pasty which was won by the Pollard family from Cadgwith. The HM Coastguards and Mullion Fire fighters were also in attendance along with the RNLI Face to Face fundraising team.

To the delight of the crowds of people who had lined the cliff paths and in her  usual spectacular style “Rose” launched in preparation for the arrival of the SAR helicopter from RNAS Culdrose.  However the crew from 771 squadron had been tasked to an incident just prior to the scheduled search and rescue demonstration. So sadly visitors were only able to give a wave when catching a glimpse of the Sea King helicopter and its crew as they flew over Kilcobben Cove after their mission had been completed.

A fantastic £2000 was raised during the day with organisers wishing to thank Phil Greet for providing the PA and sound system, Ann’s Pasties for baking and donating the huge Cornish pasty, the HM Coastguards and Mullion Firefighters, to the proprietors of the local restaurants who had donated to the “Eating around The Lizard” raffle, to all of the volunteers who helped during the day and finally to everyone who came and made the event such a resounding success.

Photographs show:

  • The Lizard Lifeboat launching and afloat in Kilcobben Cove.
  • Clover Oats dressed as a young crew member.
  • Visitors arriving at the station.
  • Visitors inside the station.
  • Crowds lining the cliff paths.

Credit Lyndsay Bray for the photographs.

2014 Review

17th August 2014 

The Lizard Lifeboat Station hosts another
spectacular lifeboat day

Kilcobben Cove at The Lizard was the setting for another spectacular lifeboat day hosted by crew, shore crew and fundraisers from The Lizard Lifeboat station. Visitors were wowed by the The Lizard Lifeboat “Rose” demonstrating an air sea rescue scene with the magnificent Sea King helicopter from 771 Squadron based at RNAS Culdrose in Helston.

Lifeboat souvenirs could be purchased and refreshments including a BBQ and Cornish cream teas were served throughout the afternoon. The day also heralded the launch of the 2015 Lizard Lifeboat Calendar which is now on sale at the station and in various shops in the village and local area. Visitors were also invited to guess weight of the Cornish pasty? Which had been kindly baked and donated by Ann’s Pasties. The RNLI Lifeguards were also in attendance during the day as were the HM Coastguard team from Mullion.

However the Coastguards had to make a hasty retreat as they were called away to attend an incident on a nearby cliff path where their services were required. This in turn cast a doubt as to whether the helicopter would be able to return to the station in time to carry out the demonstration. Proving to the many visitors at Kilcobben Cove that these events can only take place if the rescue services are not actually required.

The crowds that remained at the station and on the surrounding cliffs and footpaths were not to be disappointed as the helicopter returned right on cue to carry out the demonstration with the lifeboat.

Thanks go 771 Squadron from RNAS Culdrose, Phil Greet for providing the PA and sound system, Ann’s Pasties for donating the huge Cornish pasty, The Witchball Restaurant for proving the delicious scones for the cream teas, to everyone who donated refreshments and raffle prizes, to all of the volunteers who gave up their time to help during the day and finally to everyone who came and made the event a resounding success yet again.

Another exciting fund raising event is due to take place on Saturday 23rd August. Members of The Lizard Lifeboat and any other willing participants will attempt to abseil a total of 8,848 meters (the height of Mount Everest!) in 25 meter sections down a steep cliff face near Kynance Cove. For further information on the abseil event and how to get involved please contact David Issitt on 07761904060.

Lyndsay Bray
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station

Photographs show:

  • RNLB “Rose” air sea rescue demonstration with 771 Squadron from RNAS Culdrose.
  • Rose” accompanied by her sister Y class boat.
  • Crewmen, Darren Thirlaway, Nick Tattersall and Will Duke.
  • Harry Bray, Matthew Bray and Johnny Bray accompanied by the RNLI’s “Stormy Stan”.
  • Visitors entering the station and having the opportunity be shown around The Lizard Lifeboat.

27 January 2012 

The Lizard RNLI lifeboat station will be open to the public for SOS Day

The Lizard’s new lifeboat station will be open for the public to look around this Friday 27 January between 1pm and 3pm, to celebrate the RNLI SOS Day.

The lifeboat station in Kilcobben Cove, The Lizard, has been under construction since May 2010 after the previous station was demolished as it was too small to house the new Tamar class all-weather lifeboat Rose.

The new ‘state of the art’ station has been built in the cove on the site of the old boathouse. The builders, BAM Nuttall Construction Ltd completed the exterior of the station at the end of 2011 and the Tamar lifeboat has been safely housed in the station since the handover. Although the exterior is completed, the interior is now being fitted out. To date, the crew and shore crew kit rooms have been completed and work is continuing in the mechanics workshop, crew room and training room.


The RNLI SOS Day is an opportunity for the public to come and have a look around. The pupils of Landewednack School, The Lizard are baking cakes to sell to visitors to the station and the year 6 pupils will be on hand, with members of the lifeboat crew to show people around the station and lifeboat.




Currently the lift is being refurbished and we are unable to guarantee it will be available on Friday 27 January to take any disabled visitors down to the station.

If you are unable to walk down and back up the 200 steps it will be advisable to contact The Lizard Lifeboat Press Officer Bernice Putt on 07896522176 to check if the lift is working.


  • The first photo shows some of the pupils from Landewednack School, The Lizard, getting ready to celebrate SOS Day with the RNLI mascot Stormy Stan.
    Credit Lyndsay Bray.
  • The second photograph shows the interior of the new station.
    Credit Geoff Squibb, Cornishpixels.

  •  The third photograph shows The Lizard lifeboat about to launch on exercise.
    Credit Bernice Putt

RNLB Rose taking part in the trawler race at the 2011 Cadgwith Regatta



Duke of Kent visit April 2011

Escorted by Lady Mary, The Duke of Kent was introduced to the assembled civic guests and warmly welcomed by Michael Vlasto, RNLI Operations Director, who introduced him to Adrian Carey, RNLI Divisional Inspector South, Mike Lord, RNLI Chairman at the Lizard, Ned Nuzum, The Lizard’s RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, Andrew Putt, The Lizard Lifeboat Coxswain and Dan Atkinson, The Lizard Lifeboat Mechanic.




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