This page will be updated with news and information about upcoming fundraising opportunities for Retford Lifesavers. Donations help the club massively with purchasing new equipment, and running events such as the Club Championships and sending a team to the World Championships.

Here are some of the events we participate in where we can to boost club funds. 

  • Swimathon – Every year we take part in Retford Rotary Club‘s Annual Swimathon,  All attending members will swim for around 15 minutes, and can be sponsored per length or a fixed amount. The money raised will be split between Retford Lifesavers and a Rotary-nominated charity. Parents are welcome to turn up and swim too – the more the merrier!
  • Charter Day – For Retford’s busiest day, 1st May, Retford Lifesavers will have a stand, where we will be holding Lifesaving Sport and First Aid demonstrations throughout the day. We will also be raising money through donations, and looking to recruit new members. 
  • Christmas Bag-Pack – We hold an annual bag-packing event around Christmas time, raising money for our teams to compete at events, purchase If you fancy giving a few hours of your time to help out we’d love to see you there – it’s always a fun event. 
  • Santa Collection – We assist Retford Lions Club with their yearly Santa Float collection. This is a popular local attraction and the money raised is split between us and the Lions Club. If you’d like to help us out, please get in touch with a coach or instructor.

We also rely on the generosity of a number of donations and sponsors. If you’re interested in sponsoring Retford Lifesavers, please contact us and we will be very happy to talk things through!


Huge thanks to those who generously support our club with donations and their time.