Visit ‘The Crew’ for Some Great Christmas Gifts

Published: Tuesday 17th Nov 2015

Written by: Sally Owen

If you’re looking for Christmas gifts with a difference this year, then Southwold’s latest addition to the town is definitely worth a visit.  The Southwold RNLI have taken up residence in Queens Street, just opposite Coasters restaurant, and have a fabulous selection of trinkets, toys, gifts and much more.

What child could resist a delightful cuddly teddy bear dressed in a Santa hat and RNLI scarf? At just £5.95 this is bound to bring a smile to any face and is the perfect stocking filler.  Christmas would not be Christmas without socks, and a pair of bright yellow RNLI socks, at just £3.95, will look simply dashing! 

There is a wide choice of Christmas cards available as well as lots of calendars, diaries, notepads and other stationery items. For those with a sweet tooth, you will also find jams, shortbread selections and sweets.  And for those caught out by the chilly Suffolk breeze, you can also pick up a woolly hat!

A really special gift for girls and boys under 11 is a ‘Stormforce’ membership.  A full 12-month membership is just £10 and includes a membership pack with exclusive crew bag, pencil tin and bumper activity booklet.  Thereafter members have access to the online Crew Room, receive four issues of Storm Force magazine packed with real rescue stories, fun things to make and do, water safety advice, plus competitions with cool prizes, and also get invited to exclusive Storm Force Station Days where you can meet the crew.  You can pick up a pack in the Southwold Shop or join online. 

The RNLI has had a small shop at the Lifeboat station for several years, but at the beginning of November this year moved to the town as a permanent fixture.  Much to the excitement of the dedicated volunteers who man the shop and it’s local supporters, the shop will be fully re-fitted in January and will also house a small visitor centre where people can find out more about the efforts of the RNLI. Whether you are a local resident, or staying in Southwold in a 'So Suthwold' holiday cottage, please take some time to visit this lovely new shop.  You’re bound to find something delightful and the profits go towards a truly remarkable cause.

Sally Owen
Sally Owen



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