The Ann Letitia Russell Rescue Group


Saving Fleetwoods Historic Lifeboat

Registered Charity No:1166752

About Us

The Ann Letitia Russell Rescue Group was formed after local man Jeff Jackson was reading the local newspaper and noticed a   story about the former Fleetwood Lifeboat being offered for restoration.

Jeff started a group page on Facebook and from there local interest was generated fast. Contact was made with Tolly Rodger the owner of the Ann Letitia Russell and within a few days her return to Fleetwood was secured.

On 13th May 2015 a public meeting was held at The Mount Hotel, a committee was formed and Jeff Jackson was voted in as Chairman of the group.


The estimated restoration cost of the former Fleetwood Lifeboat is £79,000 and a further estimated cost of £223,385 for the purchase of a building and to carry our building works to adapt the building in to a museum to display the Ann Letitia Russell and also fit out the museum to display the history of the Ann Letitia Russell and Fleetwood Lifeboats.


The Current Committee & Officials 2017/18


Jeff Jackson


Secretary & Historian

Rob Baines



Veronica Beevers


Press Officer & Photographer

Matt Consadine


Other Committee Members

Janet C. Jackson

Melanie Scott

Charles Scott

Harold Lathom



Veronica Beevers

Rob Baines

Michael Chelton

Eddie Peek

Ways To Donate to the Ann Letitia Russell Rescue:


By Bank Transfer:-

Account name: The Ann Letitia Russell Rescue Group

Account no: 10189845

Sort code: 16-19-31


By PayPal:-





The Ann Letitia Russell Rescue Group is a registered charity run by a group of dedicated volunteers in Fleetwood working to restore the former Fleetwood Lifeboat, Ann Letitia Russell and display her in a her own Lifeboat Museum in Fleetwood.

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RNLB Ann Letitia Russell 1939

Jeff Jackson & Frank Pook along side the Ann Letitia Russell when she arrived back in Fleetwood 16 August 2015