Yellow Welly Day 2015!

On Monday 4th May 2015, Cowes Lifeboat Station will be holding ‘Yellow Welly Day’ – a fundraising event that is part of a national RNLI initiative called ‘Mayday!’. We will be open from 10am until 4pm.

As well as having the opportunity to look around the Cowes Lifeboat Station you can meet representatives of the local fire brigade and have a look at their fire truck – perhaps help to use one of their hoses! A mobile coast guard unit will be on display and the coast guards will talk about their work keeping our shores safe. An ambulance crew will show off their vehicle and the marine police will have their catamaran tied up on Trinity Landing. As these are all representatives of emergency services, if they are required elsewhere they will have to leave.


In the station an area will be set up especially with children in mind. Also on display will be a rope-making machine with crewmembers on hand to teach you to tie some useful knots. A cuppa tea or coffee with homemade cakes will be served in the station, and try your luck at the Yellow Jar stall.

The crew will aim to launch our lifeboat at about 11am and a display can be seen in the water just off Trinity Landing. What will they get up to? This again is only going to happen if they are not required to rescue someone!

Games involving Wellies (some of them Yellow) will challenge all ages and at 2pm there is the judging of the two competitions (details below), Upcycling of a Welly and East and West Cowes Shop Welly Window Spotting.

From 12.15pm to 1.15pm Brighstone Barnacles will be entertaining on the lower area of Island Sailing Club. They sing shanties, folk and blues songs, and they write and perform their own songs about the island and its history. People might remember them from shows they’ve done at Cowes Library. Enjoy their music from the Parade, Lifeboat Station Balcony or on Island Sailing Club premises.


There are three great luncheon venues to choose from – something for everyone!

From 11am the lower bar will open at Island Sailing Club and a BBQ will be available from 12noon to 3pm. Chicken, sausage or burger in a bap on the menu.

If soup and sandwiches are your preference, Murrays Restaurant in the High Street is for you. They will also have other items on the menu to choose from.

Eegons café will be serving up an ‘All at Sea Lunch’ – Four different types of fish to choose from and served with chips and peas.

Competition Details

Welly Window Spotting.

Download the entry sheet from the Cowes Lifeboat website See how many windows you can find spotted in East and West Cowes. The map shows the streets you will find the shops in.

Record the name of the shop against the welly number on your sheet. If you do not have a printer, no problems, just make a list of the shops and the welly number.

Bring the list to the station on the 4th May by 2pm OR email your list to by the 4th May 1pm to be entered into a prize draw.

Welly Spotting sheet

Upcycle a Welly

What can you do with a welly? Any size, any idea, any use. How original or decorative can you be and will you use an actual welly?? A drawing or model of a welly showing creative design could be a winner!!

All entries need to be brought to the station on the 4th May by 2pm. The wellies chosen by Natasha Lambert as her favourites will win some fabulous prizes.

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