Welcome to

Cheltenham and Tewkesbury

 RNLI Branch




The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea  

Registered Charity number 209603

Thank you for visiting the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Branch Website. Please browse this site to see how we raise money locally for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, which operates entirely on a voluntary-donation funding basis.

As a branch our aim is to grow our contribution to the RNLI by identifying more fund raising opportunities, arranging more events, etc.

We are always seeking new members and supporters; the more the merrier, and more importantly, a sure way of increasing our fundraising income. If you would like to become a supporter or have some fundraising ideas to suggest then please contact us.

Feel free to contact us with any feedback on our website.

Thank you

 Branch Committee



@cheltenhamRNLI                Cheltenham and Tewkesbury

                                              RNLI Branch


Upcoming Events
  • Friday 7th October. QUIZ NIGHT

    Quiz Night with Fish & Chip Supper.
    St Lukes Parish Church Hall, Cheltenham
    Tickets Now Available.  See Forthcoming Events

  • Monday 10th October. 150th COMMEMORATION SERVICE

    150 Years since the dedication of the
    'Cheltenham'  Lifeboat.
    Service will start at 1pm in Pittville Park.

Cheltenham Lifeboat 1866

On October 10th 1866 the RNLI Lifeboat "Cheltenham" was launched, right here, on Pittville Lake!  She was a fine a 32ft 10 oar-powered 'pulling' vessel and was destined to serve as a Lifeboat at Burnham-on-Sea for the next 21 years.  The funding came entirely from the people of Cheltenham by voluntary subscription.

The Lifeboat  had to be transported from London to Cheltenham for the naming ceremony, and this was achieved by rail through the kindness of the Great Western, Bristol and Exeter Railway Companies, who  later continued the journey to Burnham-on-Sea.


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