1st January 2018 will see the return of the annual event for Southport.

A chance for individuals, teams and families to honour local heroes, raise money, make history, and have fun whilst doing it.

The Fernley

New Year's Day 2018

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What is The Fernley?

The Fernley is back for its second year in Southport event and will take place on New Year’s Day 2017. This New Year event ‘oddity’  commemorates one of the largest lifeboat disasters ever; the tragic loss of 27 lifeboat men, 14 lost from Southport and 13 from St Annes, Lytham who launched to save the stricken ‘Mexico’ boat on 9th December 1886.

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The Fernley also aims to recognise one of Southport’s greatest benefactors, John Fernley, who built schools, colleges, observatories and gifted the Southport lifeboats. The Eliza Fernley was the doomed Southport lifeboat that was sadly lost.

This event is for individuals, teams and families. An event shrouded in ritual and honour will launch your New Year in momentous style. Run, walk and even swim!  It's time to celebrate the brave…its' time for The Fernley!


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Watch more Fernley videos at STORM's YouTube channel!

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