Category Archives: Fundraising

“St Abbs Lifeboat – The Crew” a book by Steve Cox.

Over the last year we have had the pleasure of photographer, Steve Cox’s company on numerous occasions. Even though Steve suffers from sea sickness he has came out with us on training sessions and has even taken part in a man-over board drill.


The results of all Steve’s hard work and suffering to create a photographic record of our crew, has now been published.

The book, entitled “St Abbs Lifeboat – The Crew” illustrates our crew both on and off the water in the first year of operation of our independent lifeboat.

Steve was keen to also show our crew’s lives away from the harbour, so there are portraits of Jim Wilson with his racing pigeons and Phil Rutherford  hunting for treasure with his metal detector.

You can buy your copy of “St Abbs Lifeboat – The Crew” from our online shop.

Successful St Abbs Lifeboat Gala Day

GalaWhat a great day we all had yesterday, thank you very much to every who came out to support us… It was by far the busiest Lifeboat Gala Day we’ve ever had!

To get the day to run as smoothly as it did takes a lot of work and a small army of volunteers. So we also need to say a huge thank you to all those who worked so hard in the run-up, and manned all the stalls on the day… you did a great job.

DSC_1412At four o’clock everyone walked down to the harbour to see a  demonstration of our new lifeboat.

Support St Abbs Lifeboat by buying a T-Shirt, Sweatshirt or Hoodie

You can purchase one of our “Support St Abbs Lifeboat” T-shirts, Sweatshirts or Hoodies and wear it to show your support for the St Abbs Lifeboat.


The “Support St Abbs Lifeboat” T-Shirts cost £10 each (with £3.60 of this going towards the campaign fund) and are avaliable in the following sizes:

Support St Abbs Lifeboat T-Shirts

Kids’ sizes: (in age groups) 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-13
Men’s sizes: (Straight cut) S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL.
Ladies’ size: (Scoop neck), 8, 10, 12, 14, 16. (Ladies sizes are designed to be worn tight.)

Sweatshirts and Hoodies

Sweatshirts and Hoodies are also avaliable. With sweatshirts costing £20 and hoodies £35.

Buy a T-Shirt, Sweatshirt or Hoodie and Wear it with Pride
Support St Abbs Lifeboat T-Shirts

You can get your T-shirt, Sweatshirt, or Hoodie by:

  • Ordering and Collecting from St Abbs  –  Placing an order at either the St Abbs Visitor Centre or at Rock House Dive Centre (To order please call Rachel Crowe on 07823 449 100). When your t-shirt, sweatshirt or hoodie is ready you will need to collect it in person.
  • Order Online (includes cost of delivery) – Thanks to Dunbar T-Shirt Shop you can now buy your t-shirt, sweatshirt or hoodie online. All prices include delivery.  Click Here to order your T-shirt online.

Finally a special thanks to everyone at the Dunbar T-Shirt Shop. Steven, Gavin, Natalie and Margaret have been a fantastic support to the St Abbs Lifeboat.

Robin Hood Dive Club – Hold a Car Boot sale and raise £320

We like to say a big thank you to the Robin Hood Dive Club for holding a car boot sale in aid of the St Abbs Lifeboat. Their hard work raised £320 which will help to fund the new St Abbs Lifeboat.

Pirate Support
Robin Hood Dive Club have been fantastic supporters of our campaing to Save St Abbs Lifeboat right from the very start.

Thank you so much for your support, it means such a lot to the whole team.

If you would like to make a donation to the new St Abbs Lifeboat you can do it now on our Just Giving page:


Calendar On Sale Now – helping our crew get their kit back on

The St Abbs market traders have come together with the crew of the St Abbs Lifeboat to create a cheeky charity calendar for 2016.

Front CoverThe photographs were taken back in March 2015 before the RNLI announced their decision to close the St Abbs RNLI lifeboat station.

Crew Bare All
Now that the community has decided to setup a new St Abbs Lifeboat independent of the RNLI. The St Abbs Market Traders are pleased to announce that they’ll be donating all the money raised from the sale of the calendar to the new St Abbs Lifeboat.

“We hope you like the “cheeky” views of St. Abbs and please bear in mind that a lot of the pictures were taken in March so it wasn’t as warm as it may look!” – Sue Dewhurst, Model.

How to get a hold of your copy

The calendar is on sale at £7.50 in the following locations:

  • Rock House, St. Abbs
  • St Abbs Post Office
  • Waddell’s fishmonger, Eyemouth
  • O’Brien Imaging, Eyemouth
  • Cafe Questo, Eyemouth
  • At the St Abbs Market, held every friday at the Ebba Centre, St Abbs.

You can order the calendar while stocks last from our online shop. Click Here to Buy a Calendar.

We like to thank all the traders at St Abbs Market for their support.

You can find out more about the Weekly St Abbs Friday Market here:

If you would like to make a donation to the new St Abbs Lifeboat you can do it now on our Just Giving page: