The Ann Letitia Russell Rescue Group


Saving Fleetwoods Historic Lifeboat

Registered Charity No:1166752

Meeting Minutes

32nd meeting & AGM, Royal Oak Fleetwood.                                                         4th Sept 2018 20:00 hrs.


Minutes of meeting.



Jeff Jackson (Chair), Chris Jackson, Veronica Beevers, Rob Baines, , John Scott, Charles Scott.


1)Previous meetings minutes were read and approved by the committee.



Frank Pooke, Tony Barnes, Mel Scott



Work on the Ann Letitia Russell is continuing.



We have £5011.48 in the bank account.



RB has Sent out 18 letters to large local companies asking for sponsorship of donations, so far, only received 1 reply offering us the supply and installation of the AC Climate control system.

RB has sent applications to 3 charitable trusts and had replies from all 3, The Lofthouse foundation have no more available funding and are not taking on any new projects, Tesco Bags of Help & Ground works scheme have provisionally said they can give us 25% of our total required when we have raised 75% of our total,

The Pay Back Time Trust are protentional interested in helping us and require more information about the project and are going to send me a date for a meeting.

We now have the town council grant application started for applying for a grant to cover the planning application and legal costs, we are now waiting on further information of the legal costs before we can complete this. Hopefully we will have this by the end of next week.

On Friday, RB has spent 4hrs working on the application for the heritage lottery fund application and now have about a 3rd of it complete, it is going to take about another 10hrs to complete. RB to send out some more letters to smaller local companies in the next few weeks asking for sponsorship of donations of funds or materials. Also, we will be sending more applications to charitable trusts and grant funding organisations.

We will have a better chance at getting funding if we project manage the project ourselves instead of a building contractor and carry out some of the work ourselves eg painting ect


6) Blackpool Model Show

20th -21st October and set up Friday 19th 6pm

Volunteers need to man the stand Saturday morning and afternoon and Sunday morning and afternoon. Also need help setting up on the Friday and packing away on the Sunday.


7)Collection tins

8 New collection tins have been ordered £27.50 for 8, arriving later this week.


8) AGM

i)Chairman, Secretary & treasure reports delivered,


ii)Committee & Officials re allected

Senior Committee Members=

Chairman :-Jeff Jackson.Secretary & Historian:- Rob Baines.Treasurer :-Veronica Beevers.


Other Committee Members=

Janet C. Jackson, Melanie Scott & Harold Lathom.


Press Officer & Photographer

Matt Consadine


iii) Trustees re allected and on new Trustee allected


Veronica Beevers

Rob Baines

Michael Chelton

Johnny Scott (NEW)


iv) Bank signatory’s re allected

Bank signatory’s

Veronica Beevers

Jeff Jackson

Rob Baines

Michael Chelton



Meeting ended at 9pm

Next meeting : 20th November 2018 Dead’Uns 20:00 hrs.



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