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RNLI Mevagissey

Lifeboat Shop

Mevagissey branch of the RNLI - shop open 7 days a week 10.30 till 3.30 or more when we're busy.
Find us at:
RNLI Shop, 2 Market Square, Mevagissey, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6UD
Telephone: 01726 844349
email: rnli at mevagisseyweb

Events & Fund-Raising

Mevagissey branch is actively involved in fund-raising for the RNLI. We attend a variety of events throughout the year, where we sell a selction of RNLI souvenirs carefully chosen to suit the location, be it buckets and spades, or silk scarves and the best china. We also have our AGM and social (which always includes a fascinating presentation by the South West's Fund-Raising Co-ordinator (and Falmouth RNLI Helmsman) Dave Nicoll. We have a buffet and a cash bar, and all are welcome. Our Christmas party is another fun event, with hot and cold buffet, cash bar, disco and raffle.



We're very lucky in the Mevagissey shop to be able to offer the full range of gifts and souvenirs from the RNLI's retail catalogue. We have ceramics such as mugs, tea pots, egg cups and money boxes. We have an entire display of the latest lovely Yacht Dot range, with stationery, ornaments, shopping bags and silk scarves. Our fridge magnets, pens, pencils, and pocket-money toys are hugely popular with younger buyers looking for an affordable treat, and the yummy Lifeboat Rock is always a winner! With notecards, jotters, greetings cards and all-year-round Christmas cards (many reduced) you need never be short of a word for a friend. And if you happen to be unlucky with the weather during your visit to Mevagissey, what could be better than a beautiful Gibson's jigsaw?

Our product slideshow will give you a taste of what's available in our shop:

Naturally, we hope you will visit our shop in Mevagissey and buy our lovely items directly from us. But if you're not able to get here soon, and need that birthday present delivered - no problem, you can buy online from the RNLI Shop.


You don’t have to get wet to save lives at sea!

Volunteer your time and join an amazing team of people who respond to our call of help when we need it the most. RNLI Volunteers aren't just the guys and gals who crew the boats, or guard our beaches, they're also the people holding collecting buckets, serving on stalls at fetes, and running our shops all through the year. Without the fund-raisers, retailers and other willing volunteers, the crew would have no boats or gear.

You can volunteer permanently with your local branch, and at Mevagissey we'd love to hear from you if you can help out in anyway - our shop's open seven days a week and that takes some manning! Or if you can only spare a few hours here and there you can join the "on call" system: All hands on deck

‘Deck Hands’ are RNLI volunteers who want to get involved in volunteering for our lifesaving charity but can’t always offer a regular commitment. We appreciate our supporters’ lead busy lives, and may want to help when it’s most convenient to them.

Unlike our volunteer crews who receive their call of action by pager, you’ll be alerted to our request for help by email or mobile phone. We’ll let you know of volunteering opportunities local to you, where we really need the extra support. Our ‘alerts’ may have an immediate need (i.e. help at an event this coming weekend) or at a stated time in the near future. We promise not to contact you more than once an month.

In return, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in our rewarding lifesaving work, meet a whole bunch of new people and learn some skills along the way.

So if you can spare an hour or more, we'd love to hear from you. Register for Deck Hands. Thank you

Become a Member

Join as an RNLI member today and your support will help provide our crews with the training, equipment and facilities they need to save lives at sea.

Shoreline - our most popular membership, from £28 a year or £2.33 a month.
Offshore - designed for all water users, from £68 a year or £5.67 a month.
Governor - all the features of Shoreline and Offshore plus voting rights at our AGM, from £86 a year or £7.17 a month.
Storm Force - designed for our younger supporters aged 5-10, £7.50 a year.

If you would like to renew your membership or have any other questions please call the RNLI Supporter Care team on: 0845 121 4999 (Mon-Fri 8am-6pm).

We'd love it if you could mention Mevagissey Branch when joining or getting in touch, thanks!

For every £1 given to the RNLI:
81p is spent on providing a rescue service
3p is spent on preventative safety programmes
16p is spent on generating voluntary income

For more membership information and to read all about the RNLI, please visit the RNLI's own website at