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 Salisbury Wilton & District Branch is a volunteer run, fundraising branch covering the area approximately within a 15 mile radius of Salisbury from Ansty in the West to Lockerley in the East and from Berwick St James in the North to Landford in the South. In 2019 we raised £10,600 and we aim to collect a similar amount in 2020. We have adopted the Mudeford Lifeboat station as it is our nearest station and is at the mouth of the river Avon which runs through Salisbury. Crew members from Mudeford regularly attend our events to tell us about their activities and to explain how the money we raise is used. Mudeford operates a Class B inshore lifeboat and is involved in about 60 rescues per year

See what a B Class lifeboat looks like.

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

We would like to find “Volunteer Ambassadors” in Salisbury and the surrounding area to help promote the activities of the branch and to assist our collection box secretary to manage the boxes in pubs and shops. Also 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 are interested in becoming a Volunteer Ambassador or Supporter 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
The committee meets about 4 times a year. We are looking for additional members from Salisbury and to the east of the city, which is currently under-represented. Please contact Ray Stedman via email rnliwilton@gmail.com or phone 07900 493215

Volunteer Ambassadors
Our branch covers a large area and we are looking for Ambassadors both in the City and surrounding villages to help promote the work of the branch. This is a new initiative and we envisage that the activities of the Ambassadors would include representing the branch in their area, helping with the management of the collection boxes and distributing promotional material about our events. If you wanted to organise an open garden event or a fish supper to support the RNLI Mayday appeal that would be great too. If you are interested please contact Ray Stedman via email rnliwilton@gmail.com or phone 07900 493215

Assistant Box Secretary
To assist our Collection Box Secretary, Tony Lunt. We have about 60 boxes in pubs, clubs and shops and they are contributing about 25% of our fundraising. The work would include keeping up-to-date records and contacting existing and new box venues. Please contact Tony on a.lunt74@btinternet.com or 01722 714317

Please contact the Chairman for opportunities at this branch or check our volunteering vacancies.

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

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday 18 June 2020 – Mid Summer Garden Party at Wilton House from 6.30pm
  • Monday 5 October 2020 – Charity Golf Day at High Post Golf Club
  • Thursday 19 November 2020 – 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