For more information about the project please download our leaflet: 50-001 Youth Training Trust Leaflet
VOLUNTEERS WANTED: TCLT are looking for volunteers to assist with work on board “Rotary Service”? With a vast range of works to carry out from mechanical repair work to cleaning & painting, any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Anyone, with or without boat building and maintenance experience is welcome over the age… Read more“Volunteers wanted”
Over the last 2 years “Thames Class Lifeboat Trust” as a name, and the “image” that we portrayed under this name has worked for us. However we have often came up against confusion about our aims, with members of the public often mistaking us as a serving RNLI or independent lifeboat. Another downside to… Read more“A New Name, A New Look, A New Future…”
Sadly this week has seen both Neil Anderson & Kay Westgate stepping down from the trust due to work and personal commitments. It is a very hard job to balance a day job, family and running a charity such as TCLT, and we are truly thankful to them both for their… Read more“Changes on the TCLT Board”
The Thames Class Lifeboat Trust are pleased to announce they have been awarded a £5000 grant by Seafarers UK, the Lowestoft based charity is in the process of converting a former lifeboat built in the town for use as a youth training vessel. The grant is to be used as part of the… Read more“Seafarers UK Grant”
We are pleased to report the safe delivery of “Rotary Service” at her builders yard. Chairman Scott Snowling said “It’s a tremendous relief to have successfully brought the vessel home, 18 months of fundraising and planning has truly paid off, we cannot thank everyone who has helped enough”. If you… Read more“Rotary Service back in Lowestoft”
As of 09:23 this morning, The Thames class lifeboat is officially registered as a Charity our Charity Number is 1160783. Thankfully this opens many doors for us now and we hope to be able to secure Sponsorship, Grants and Donations with Gift aid from this point on.
Welcome to the website of 50-001 “Rotary Service”, Currently a pilot vessel in Castletownbere, Ireland as “Treffry” It is our intention to purchase and restore the vessel in Lowestoft, Suffolk where she was built in 1973