Bosham RNLI

Registered Charity Number 209603

As part of the Chichester Branch of the RNLI, Bosham contributes to this Charity in two ways:- Each year there is a door to door collection organised by Rosemary Grindle (Tel 573215) and her helpers.
The annual Bring and Buy Sale /Coffee morning this year is on Wednesday 1st May where a number of stalls will be set up covering a wide variety of items, from chandlery to home-made cakes and a huge range of books. There will also be a raffle with excellent prizes.
On Wednesday 2nd October 2002 there is a Sale of Christmas Cards and RNLI Souvenirs/Coffee morning.

The latter two events are held in the Bosham Sailing Club from 10:00am to 12:00 noon with the kind permission of the Commodore. Entry fee is 50p which includes a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits. Last year we made over 1300 at the May Sale and 1100 in the October Sale.

Well done Bosham Sailing Club who raised over 6000 for the RNLI at their Fireworks off Quay Meadow


An incredible six out of every ten rescues each year are made possible due to legacies. These gifts are made by supporters who want help the RNLI after their own lifetime. Legacies remain the RNLI's most important form of fundraising and ensure that it can continue to plan ahead well into the next decade. Please go to the RNLI's Website legacies for more information

That every day it costs 274,000 to run the lifeboat service, and that every penny of which comes from voluntary contributions and legacies.

Over 400 to kit out each crewmember

An all-weather lifeboat cost 1,800,000

An inshore lifeboat costs 76,000

Raising the money

For every 1 spent, 80 pence is spent on maintaining and replacing the existing fleet 17 pence is used for fundraising and 3 pence for administration.

That there are over 1600 RNLI Support Branches nation-wide;Bosham is but one. Branches organise all sorts of fundraising events from flag days to barbecues and are always looking for support and ideas.

RNLI Fundraising takes a variety of approaches to appeal to everyone with an interest in raising money for the lifeboats.

Why not support the RNLI with both funds and effort.

Mr D Coombe.
Tel: 01243 572500

Mrs A Tozer
Tel: 01243 574868

Fund Raiser (in Bosham)
Mrs H Geercke
Tel: 01243 573247