The Freshwater Lifeboat is entirely relaint on donations from the community. We greatly appreciate the donations individuals and local businesses have made over the years.
As part of our current 5 year plan we are hoping to raise enough to rebuild our slipway and align and extend our current Boathouse. To make it as easy as possible to donate to the FILB we have setup, and listed below, a few different ways to do so.
The three independent lifeboats which serve the waters around the Isle of Wight have joined together in a fundraising initiative to form Island Independent Lifeboats and the FILB receives a third of the proceeds.
Entry is only £2 a week, and there are no weekly entries to fill in, just pick 4 numbers between 1 and 31 and fill them on the application form. You only need to do this once.
Find out more and apply here
£52 which covers 6 months entries or pay by monthly or quarterly Standing Order.
Click the button below to be taken to our JustGiving fundraising page. Using this option you can make a one off dontation or even schedule a monthly dontation to the FILB
If you would like to donate to the FILB the easiest way is the donate via sms txt. Send a message to 70070. Enter message as Cash11 followed by the amount you want to give.ie for a £5 donation the message would be "Cash115". This uses vodaphone just text giving service who do not take any commission.
You can also scan this QR Code to Donate via SMS from your mobile device. Or just click this link Send 5 pounds via SMS from your mobile device.
ATTN: FILB Treasurer.
The Boathouse, Freshwater Bay,
Isle of Wight,
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In the summer months you can bring your donations directly to the shop in Freshwater Bay.
If you would like to give us a piece of equipment or make a donation specifically towards a piece of equipment - for example crew safety wear - please contact the Treasurer in the first instance.
We have a lively trade in second hand books running from the shop. Please bring your books to the shop during opening hours