A message from our Honorary President
I am pleased to report that your Jersey Lifeboat Association continues to move forward towards our longer-term goals. Having fully paid for the all-weather lifeboat we are now looking to add an inshore craft to our resources.
The Island’s waters can be both treacherous and deceiving. A fast, modern, inshore rescue craft shall be a significant advancement of the JLA’s capabilities and will provide a useful additional SAR asset.
Next Spring we shall take possession of a state-of-the-art Gemini Waverider 880 with twin Mercury outboard motors. We have had keen interest from individuals to join our crew over recent months. During the height of the pandemic we unofficially put further recruitment on hold, as we were looking to assist the ambulance service and also did not wish to increase any risk of Covid-19 infections by initiating new member training courses that were not urgent. We will now be seeking to expand our team of volunteers at every level, and we have enhanced our take-on process to cover any future requirements should we be asked to cover other emergency services. As always, we are grateful for the support of Ports of Jersey.
Our success is thanks to you, our supporters, and our dedicated volunteers. We are blessed to have a most capable, able, and experienced crew surrounded by a dedicated voluntary support network. None of our colleagues are paid, all donations go directly towards the running of the charity. The establishment Jersey’s own independent lifeboat service, where all donations stay on-island, was a momentous achievement. We would like to thank those persons that came up with the brilliant idea to establish an independent lifeboat service for Jersey.
Thank you for your support. Have a great Christmas and stay safe.
Ben Shenton Chartered FCSI
Bingo night 28/10/2021
Join us for some family fun at Trinity Parish Hall on Thursday 28th October. Entrance fee £2 and raffle will be held on the night. Arrive 7pm for a 7.30 start.
Fundraising stall 20/11/2021
Our lovely fundraising team will be out (hopefully) enjoying the sunshine. Come and see us on our JLA stall, which will be packed full of goodies for you.