Portaferry Lifeboat - Upcoming Events
RNLI Lifeboat House, The Strand, Portaferry, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Forthcoming events - 2017

For more information contact Pat Browne at
guild@PortaferryLifeboat.com

Alderman Deborah Girvan
the Mayor of Ards and North Down

invites you to the
Mayor's Charity Ball
(Dress Code: Black Tie)

Saturday 27 May 2017
Clandeboye Lodge Hotel
7.00pm until late
- 45 pp -
(includes four course dinner and welcoming drinks reception sponsored by Denmans, Bangor)


Fabulous Entertainment
Spectacular Auction
Ballot with incredible prizes
70s/80s Disco

In aid of the Charities:
RNLI, Samaritans, and Integrated Education Fund

Don't miss this glittering evening of fun, frivolity and laughter

Tickets available from Heather Loebnau on
028 9127 8067 or email heather.loebnau@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk

Annual RNLI Charity Golf Day
Golfers - A date for your diary

The annual RNLI Charity Open Day will be held again at
Kirkistown Castle Golf Club

on Thursday, 17 August 2017

Contact information to obtain Tee-Off times will appear here when available

PAST events - 2017

Mayor's Charity Quiz Night

In aid of the RNLI, Integrated Education & The Samaritans

Thursday 20 April @ 20:30

Fiddler's Green

10 Church Street, Portaferry BT22 1LS
Tel: 028 427 28393

 

Some past events during 2016

Sale of RNLI Christmas Cards
& the Annual Portaferry RNLI Ballot

Saturday, 26 November - 2pm to 4pm - 'Christmas Sale', Church of Ireland, Portaferry

Sunday, 27 November - Noon to 4.30pm - 'Christmas Market', North Down Museum, Bangor

Friday & Saturday, 2/3 December - 5pm to 8pm - 'Carol Ship Market', Market House, Portaferry

Friday, 9 December - 6pm to 9pm - 'Christmas Fair', Integrated Primary School, Portaferry

Saturday, 10 December - 1.30pm to 3.30pm - 'Christmas Craft Fair', Community Centre, Portavogie

An Evening of Music, Song & Dance
Saturday, 5 November
in support of the Mayor's Charities
ief,
Samaritans & the RNLI

Station 'Open Days' during 2016
Bring your family to portaferry and visit the only BBC 'Blue Peter' lifeboat station in Ireland on the following dates. We encourage (adult accompanied) children to visit our RNLI Lifeboat Station to learn about the importance of 'Water Safety' and the life-saving work of our Royal National Lifeboat Institution volunteers

Sunday 19 June from 12 - 3pm (Sails & Sounds Festival)
Sunday 17 July from 12 - 3pm (Portaferry Gala Week)
Saturday 30 July from 12 - 3pm (Skiffie Worlds rowing races)

Annual RNLI Charity Open Day

The The annual RNLI Charity Open Day at
Kirkistown Castle Golf Club

held on Wednesday, 10 August 2016
that was SPONSORED by
MICHAEL STEWART PRESSURE WASHERS
raised over £3,000 for the RNLI

THANK YOU TO THE COUNCIL AND MEMBERS OF KCGC, ALL WHO HELPED & SUPPORTED THE EVENT AND TO OUR SPONSORS

 

KCGC RNLI OPEN DAY RESULTS

It was great to welcome the RNLI's Stormy Stan to the event

KCGC RNLI Golf day 2016 Prize Winners

Team Prize Edenmore Ladies 89 points: Heather Patterson, Caroline Watson, Debbie McMaster, Gillian Murphy.

Gents: 1st Adam Dowds, Rockmount, 37points, 2nd Tony Lunney 36 points.

Ladies: 1st Gillian Murphy, Edenmore, 39 points, 2nd Margaret McCarthy, KCGC, 37 points.

Putting Competition: Billy Doherty (Captain KCGC).

Walking Stick: Tony Cassidy

With many thanks to our sponsor Michael Stewart of Pressure Washers of Lisburn the Tee Sponsors and all 'The Helpers'

Let us know if you would like to enter next year's competition by emailing mikem4498@gmail.com

Thanks to everyone who supported our 'Mayday' Yellow Rugby Festival at Ards Rugby Club on 21 May

THIS IS A JOINT FUNDRAISING EVENT BY BANGOR, DONAGHADEE, HOLLYWOOD AND PORTAFERRY RNLI FUNDRAISING COMMITTEES/GUILDS IN CONJUNCTION WITH ARDS RUGBY CLUB

 

 

Some past events during 2015

The'RNLI Charity Day'
@
THE MERMAID BAR
Kircubbin

on Sunday 30th August 2015
raised

£3,440 for the RNLI

Photo: Portaferry RNLI

Mrs Eveleigh Brownlow, President of Portaferry & District Lifeboat Guild, receives a cheque for £3,440.00 from Dawn Smyth of the Mermaid Bar, Kircubbin, being the proceeds of a recent BBQ with musical entertainment held on 30 August 2015.  Included in the photograph are Aiden and Donna Hughes, proprietors of the Mermaid Bar, Dawn's helpers during the fund-raising event and several members of Portaferry Lifeboat crew.  

Portaferry & District Lifeboat Guild

Tractor Run
Saturday 22 August 2015

Vintage & modern tractors
(The course is approx 9 miles on open roads and tight lane-ways)

Entry fee £10 in aid of the RNLI

Leaving Exploris car park, Portaferry @ 2pm

INSTRUCTIONS & DIRECTIONS GIVEN BEFORE DEPARTURE

Return afterwards to Lifeboat station for finger food

The 2014 Portaferry RNLI Tractor Run

RESULTS

Portaferry & District Lifeboat Guild

RNLI GOLF DAY
Kirkistown Castle G.C., Cloughey Co Down on 5 August 2015

Photo: Pat Browne - RNLI

Photo: Pat Browne - RNLI

A good day was had by all but the numbers were rather depleted and dampened by the poor weather.

Our thanks to Kirkistown Castle Golf Club and staff for their continuing support to the Portaferry Lifeboat.



RESULTS


Men

1st Alan Reid - 36pts
2nd Ivor Cranston - 34pts
3rd Michael Stewart - 33pts

Ladies

1st Tamsin Sturgeon - 33pts
2nd Rosemary Campbell - 30pts

Men's team

Ivor Cranston, Gerry Killin, Michael Donovan & Gerry Reilly - 93pts

Ladies team

Patsy McGoldrick, Margaret McCarthy, Felicity Hingston & Bridie Kearny - 78pts


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED OR SUPPORTED OUR MAYDAY EVENT

(This was a joint event by Bangor, Donaghadee, Hollywood & Portaferry fundraising branches)

Thanks to everyone who supported our 35 years of life-saving at the

Portaferry Lifeboat

'35th Anniversary Ball'

held at the LA MON HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB

on Saturday 21 March 2015

 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OUR 2014 SALE OF RNLI CHRISMAS CARDS AND OUR PORTAFERRY RNLI BALLOT.

Our ballot raised a record £990 for the RNLI

 

PAST EVENTS 2014 SHOWN BELOW

28 August 2014

Ballynahinch collection raises £744.64

Photo: RNLI - Pat Browne

Susan Brewester from Ballynahinch has been a great supporter of the RNLI and last year requested donations to the RNLI instead of presents for her 80th birthday.  The previous year Susan held a sponsored walk.  This year Susan and her husband, James, raised £744.64 for the RNLI following a street collection in Ballynahinch that was held on 28 August.

Susan and James are pictured above with the President of Portaferry & District Lifeboat Guild, Mrs Eveleigh Brownlow.

Wednesday 6 August 2014

OUR THANKS TO THE CAPTAIN AND COUNCIL OF KCGC, ALL WHO TOOK PART IN THIS YEARS KCGC RNLI GOLF DAY AND TO BILLY ROGAN WHO ORGANISED THE EVENT.

RESULTS

Men's Stableford

1st    Gary Watson    39 points
2nd   Sam Quigley    38 points BB6
3rd    Ronnie Girvan  38 points BB3

 

Ladies Stableford

1st    Gillian Murphy    37 points
2nd   Caroline Revie  34 points BB9
&       Margaret McCarthy  34 points

 

Men's Team

Michael Stewart, Ken O'Neill, A Stewart & K Baker   111 points

 

Ladies Team

Heather Patterson, Gillian Murphy, Caroline Watson & Sally Wishnahan   96 points

 

Mixed Team

Sally McCoy, Ken McKee, Paul Doherty & Johnny Breen   102 points

 

Gross

Jonny Breen   70 points

 

Stick donated by Derek Black & Karen Wray

RNLI Golf Day at Kirkistown Castle Golf Club

Over 30 teams already entered

Don't miss this great value annual event

Come celebrate Rory's victory at this 18 hole Stableford Competition

Entry Fee £25 per person

Fee includes morning tea/coffee & afternoon tea/coffee + a lunch between 12 noon and 4pm

20 July 2014

Lifeboat crew enter the Portaferry Gala 'Paper Boat' race

Portaferry Lifeboat crew members Sinead Breen, Fiona Magee and George Toma participated in the 'Portaferry Gala Paper Boat Race'.

They finished 2nd and won 1st price for the 'Most Innovative' vessel.

Pictures below are 'before' and 'after' the race.

 

Portaferry RNLI 'Tractor Run' a great success

The 1st Portaferry RNLI 'Tractor Run' held on Saturday 14 March 2014 was a great success and was enjoyed by all, both participants and spectators.  Thirty-six tractors, ranging from vintage to modern, took part in the event that raised almost £500 for the RNLI.  It is hoped that this will become an annual event.   

Note - Shortly before the start of the 'Tractor Run' the Portaferry Lifeboat was launched on service and rescued 14 canoeists that were in difficulty near Green Island in Strangford Lough.

Photos: RNLI - Mike Miall

Thank you to all participants and those who donated to the RNLI

Click here to find other RNLI events during 2014 throughout the UK and Ireland

Past events during 2013

Wednesday, 7 August    (This event raised £2,865 for the RNLI)

Annual 'RNLI Golf Day'
by courtesy of Kirkistown Castle Golf Club

One of the best value and fun filled golfing days of the year in support of the RNLI.

Entry fee £25 (KCGC members £15) - entry fee includes morning coffee and lunch or an evening meal

To reserve a starting time please phone
Billy Rogan at 07736 613710

Some of our Fundraising Events during 2012

Thanks to everyone who attended the

'RNLI Golf Day'

on Wednesday 8th August 2012

hosted by KIRKISTOWN CASTLE GOLF CLUB

and sponsored by the 'Progressive Building Society'

The event raised £3,342 for the RNLI

For all the golfing results and photos please click here

'Station Open Days' 2012

2nd & 3rd June 2012 - between 12:00pm and 4:00pm   During the 'Turn O' The Tide' Festival'

15 July 2012 - between 12:00pm and 2:00pm   During 'Portaferry Gala Week'

Thanks for visiting our 'Open Days' during 2012

RNLI Coffee Morning

11 July 2012 @ 10:00 AM

Kirkistown Castle Golf Club

Many thanks to everyone who supported this annual event

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED OUR

2012 EASTER Monday & Tuesday

RNLI collection

@

PORTAFERRY & STRANGFORD

that raised

£1,613 for the RNLI

and also to those collectors who braved the Easter weather

The AGM of Portaferry & District Lifeboat Guild

was held in the Boathouse on Wednesday, 18th April 2012 @ 7:30pm

All retiring officers were re-elected

Tesco RNLI Collection - Newtownards

18th & 19th May 2012

Thank you to all who supported our collection and those who collected

Some of our fund-raising events during 2011

The 'Gig @ the Brig' on 23 July 2011 raised £2,009 for the RNLI

A big THANK YOU to ALL who supported the event at the 'Saltwater Brig', Kircubbin.

The Kirkistown Castle Golf Club's 'Lifeboat Day' on the 10 August 2011 raised £ 3,200 for the RNLI - please click here for the results.

 

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