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Southport Offshore Rescue Trust
Southport Offshore Rescue Trust is an independent charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the Southport coast  

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How you can get involved

Search and Rescue Crew
Our crew roster is currently full.
There are several key areas of operation in the Southport Offshore Rescue Trust. Not only do we need operational crew for the lifeboat and quad bikes, we also need support personnel to be able to help in the launch, recovery and maintainence on the lifeboat and quads.

To become a crew member you need to:

  • Be over 16 and under 45 years old. (for Lifeboat only, shore based crew can be of any age over 16).
  • Be physically and mentally fit.
  • Live and/or work within the Southport/Formby area.
  • Be a team player who will fit in with the crew.
  • Communicate well with others.
  • Listen and carry out instructions.
  • Be enthusiastic and reliable for training and fundraising events.
  • Willing to learn and apply new skills.
  • Preferably you will hold a full and current driving license, valid in the UK. 
Our crew roster is currently full.

We are not looking for crew at this time. If you are interested in joining our crew then click here to request an application form.

Forms should be returned to:

The Coxswains
Southport Offshore Rescue Trust,
The Lifeboat House,
The Esplanade,

Still not sure? Click here to read some of the questions frequently asked by others wishing to join the crew.

Fundraisers and event organisers

We always need extra help for our various fundraising activities throughout the year.

Could you rattle a bucket to collect coins at a fundraising event, or pack a bag in a Supermarket? Whatever your talents, we can make use of your help.

Please email for more details.

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