A hand putting money into an RNLI Lifeboats fundraising bucket

Salisbury, Wilton and District Fundraising Branch

Our team of community fundraising volunteers in and around Salisbury and Wilton devote their time to raising vital funds for the RNLI.

Contact us

Name: Ray Stedman

Role: Chairman

Email: rnliwilton@gmail.com

Phone: 07900 493215

Branch information

The Wilton and Salisbury branches merged in 2018 and the combined branch now covers the area approximately within a 15 mile radius of Salisbury. In 2019 we have set the ambitious target of collecting £12,000, up 20% on last year when we collected £10,000.  We have adopted our nearest Station at Mudeford as it is at the mouth of the River Avon which runs through Salisbury. By working with this station we aim to demonstrate how funds raised locally are used for life saving and water safety. Mudeford is involved in about 60 rescues per year and operates a B Class inshore lifeboat.

See what a B Class lifeboat looks like.

Our regular fundraising events include a summer garden party, an autumn coffee morning, pub nights and street collections. We have collection boxes in many pubs and shops throughout our area too. We are always looking for new fundraising ideas and this year we have organised a charity golf day at South Wilts Golf Club in October.

We are trying to increase the number of supporters on our mailing list so that we can involve as many people as possible and let them know about our events. If you would like to be included please email your contact details to rnliwilton@gmail.com.

For further details about the branch please contact The Chairman, Ray Stedman via phone 07900 493215 or at 3 Chapel Lane, Wylye Road, Hanging Langford, Salisbury SP3 4PP.

Committee Members
There are about a dozen people on the committee who are mainly from Wilton and the west of Salisbury. We would like to find new committee members living in Salisbury and in the villages to the east of the city to create a better balance for the enlarged branch. Please contact Ray Stedman via email rnliwilton@gmail.com or phone 07900 493215

Souvenirs Secretary
This is a new fundraising venture for this branch and we are looking for someone to develop and manage the sale of RNLI souvenirs, presents and cards at our events. Please contact Ray Stedman via email rnliwilton@gmail.com or phone 07900 493215

Assistant Box Secretary
To assist our Collection Box Secretary visiting pubs, clubs and shops where we have boxes. Emptying the boxes, counting and banking the money and making sure that the proprietors of these establishments are happy to continue hosting the boxes. Also helping to find new venues for our collection boxes. Please contact our Box Secretary, Geoff Cluett via email rnliwilton@gmail.com or phone 07425 139860.

The committee meet roughly four times per year to organise events. Further details are available from Ray Stedman.

Upcoming Events

  • 20 June 2019 - Mid Summer Garden Party at Wilton House from 6.30pm.
  • 8 October 2019 - Charity Golf Day at Salisbury and South Wilts Golf Club.
  • 14 November 2019 - Coffee Morning at the Wilton Community Centre from 10.15am.

Further details about these events will be available in April.

Events around Salisbury, Wilton and District Fundraising Branch

Charity Golf Day
Brownies, cakes and biscuits at a fundraising bake sale
Charity Golf Day
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