Welcome to the Guildford branch of the RNLI
Like many branches over the past few years it has struggled. It dropped down to 4 committee members and nearly closed in 2007 but survived and has now rebuilt itself with 10 active committee members.
Donate or volunteer as a helper at one of our collection events listed on our events page
Recruitment is the priority throughout the SW Surrey Group of branches as without the resources none of the branches can increase the amount of money they raise for the RNLI. Any help would be appreciated. Please contact Anne Langridge on 01483 825949.
Latest Guildford Branch News
(Updated: 6th July 2019)
Jazz Evening 27th June:
We sold 84 tickets at £14 each totalling £1,176 and the raffle took £268. After expenses our net contribution came to £701.
The fb Pocket Orchestra was brilliant and everyone there really enjoyed the music. The one thing that marred the evening slightly was the wind but at half-time, most people decamped into the club house where it was certainly warmer and the music sounded just as good.
Events to come:
We have arranged a collection at Guildford main line station on Tuesday 8th October and are looking for volunteers to man this through the day.
We have booked the fb Pocket Orchestra for next year at Papercourt on Thursday 25 June. More details to follow.
If you are a local business and would like to sponsor an event then please do get in touch.
Help Us !
We are looking for the following people :-
At all the two day supermarket collections we need 44 collectors and at our Flag Day Town Centre Collection we need 60+ collectors.
All we ask is that you are prepared to spend one hour once, twice or three times a year collecting. Collecting for the RNLI is not difficult as it has the highest unprompted awareness of any charity in the country and many supermarket shoppers are very happy to give money to the RNLI. See our events page for more details.
If you are prepared to help, even just once, click here to send us your details.
2. Helpers at Events.
We have an increasing number of events. Some like the Bridge Lunch or Bridge Tea have a catering requirement. We need more people to cook cottage pies, make cakes, scones and sandwiches or help prepare and serve food at these events, once or twice a year.
At other events including our Jazz evening.
All we would ask you to do is to help at one event a year. If you are happy to help at more than one that would be great.
If you are prepared to help click here to send us your details.
‘Friends’ are those who do more than just collect. If you are prepared to help in other ways, writing to people, telephoning people, trying to find raffle prizes or any of the small things we need to do for the branch and for the events and collections we run.
If you are prepared to help click here to send us your details. Any help, however little, would be very welcome.
4. Committee Members
We are always looking for new Committee Members who would be willing to contribute to the running of Guildford branch.
Many people as they approach retirement or after retirement when something they have done changes, look for something worthwhile to do. If you are one of these, click here to send us your details.
So, if you feel you can help in any of these ways, please click here or come along to one of our events listed on our events page and talk to us about what you can do.